Opposition’s Victory In DRC Signals Buhari’s Defeat – PDP
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The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has congratulated the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the President-elect, Felix Tshiekedi, “for the triumph of the people’s verdict” in the just concluded Presidential election in that country, saying that his victory is a pointer to President Muhammadu Buhari’s imminent defeat.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by Kola Ologbondiyan, its Director, Media & Publicity, the organization argued that the defeat of ruling party’s candidate, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, “is another pointer to the impending defeat of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential election, as the African nation consolidates on entrenching of purposeful leadership in the continent.”
It added: “It is instructive to note that the people of DRC asserted their power of control and prevailed in enthroning the leadership of their choice, noting that such determination is inevitable in February 16, 2019, Presidential election in Nigeria.
“The victory of opposition candidate and particularly the relegation of the ruling party to the third position in the election despite the daunting challenges is a confidence booster for Nigerians on Atiku Abubakar’s victory despite the shenanigans and rigging schemes of the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Nigerians should not also forget that in March 2018, the opposition candidate in Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio defeated the ruling party’s candidate. In December 2017, opposition George Weah defeated the sitting Vice President Joseph Boakai of Liberia while in December 2016, opposition party candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo defeated the incumbent President of Ghana, John Mahama.
“Those relying on rigging to shortchange Nigerians on February 16 should, therefore, be reminded, that as demonstrated in the DRC, the power of the people remains greater than the power of this nepotistic few.”
The party therefore called on all Nigerians, “particularly, the over 17 million Nigerians who have been rendered jobless by the Buhari Presidency as well as all victims of the mindless killings encouraged by government’s negligence and incompetence, to remain resolute in the national resolve to vote in the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as the next President to restore good governance, national cohesion and economic prosperity in our land.