- PDP chieftain, Hon. Kudla Satumari, has revealed plan by party to defeat APC in 2019
- Satumari claimed that the ruling party will do most of the work to ensure PDP's victory in 2019
- He added that Nigerians are disappointed in APC for failing to deliver its 2015 campaign promises
Honourable Kudla Satumari, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a recent interview with Sunday Isuwa, claimed that the party has a plan in place to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election.
Satumari said that the ruling party has already shot itself in the leg by failing to fulfill the 2015 campaign promises they made to Nigeria.
Satumari said: "We don’t need to work hard because the APC is already doing the work for us with their abysmal performance in all the promises they made to Nigerians in 2015. Three things happened that I will. like to attribute to the success of the APC and the perception of the party to the people before. The contest, if not for the one that Yar’Adu won, the contest has always been North Vs South. So, people especially from the North, see the election as a contest between a Northerner and a Southerner.
"The present president has been contesting against Southerners with the exception of Yar’Adua who won in 2007. So, majority of the Northerners have been voting with the perception that they are their own. Secondly, people tested PDP and some of the propaganda that was used against the PDP were so much that the lies began to sound like the truth. People at that time had not tested APC government.
"They bought the lies and now that they have tested the APC-led government, they now have rational minds to decide. Thirdly, every sentiment was used to make sure that the election was in favour of one group or the other to the extent that even religious sentiment was used in the North. Some people in the North viewed the election as a contest between a Christian and a Muslim. All these played out and contributed to the success of the APC. So, most people from the North voted the present president because he is a Northerner.
"The alliance they had with people like Tinubu also played out to their advantage. But today, PDP has zoned the presidential ticket to the North.The advantage that was there before is no longer there now and if you weigh the performance of the PDP as against the APC you will know that APC is on its way out of power.
"A lot of people are now saying that after all, PDP was doing better. The promises made by the APC have not been fulfilled. The advantage they had that time in the name of doing better than the PDP has faded. Secondly, people that saw the contest between the North and the South won’t view it that way again because the PDP zoned its presidential candidate to the North."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that the PDP said on Tuesday, January 2, it would capture Lagos in the 2019 governorship election.
The PDP publicity secretary in the state, Taofeek Gani, made the assertion in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.
According to him, 2019 will be the beginning of the end of the APC-led government in the state. Gani said the party had mapped out strategies to unseat the ruling party, adding “with the new spirit in PDP in Lagos, we are sure of winning in 2019".
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