The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has urged the people of the South East geopolitical zone not to fall victim of the antics of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections.
Oshiomhole said that the deception of the PDP between 1999 and 2015 caused the basic problems confronting the zone.
The party chairman said this in Umuahia, Abia State during the flag off of the campaign of the APC governorship candidate in Abia State, Dr Uche Ogah.
He urged the people of Abia state to vote President Muhammadu Buhari and Ogah, as well as Dr. Orji Uzor-Kalu, Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu and Chief Sir Marc Wabara for Abia North, Abia Central and Abia South senatorial positions.
Oshiomhole said, “The philosophy of the PDP is ‘People Deceiving People.’ No part of Nigeria has remained more loyal to the PDP than the South East States. You’ve voted for them for over 16 years or they rigged themselves in. All they keep doing is deceit.
“My friend and brother, who is the immediate past president of this country, Goodluck Jonathan, whenever he’s coming to the South East his name changes from Jonathan to Azikiwe with Ebele. The aim was simply to deceive the Igboman. Why will I change my name because of politics? We are not chameleons. We want to be known for what we are.
“With PDP in power, the People of South East and South South suffered so much every year of celebration at Old Niger Bridge. Population has tripled, but road network remains same. At the eve of every election, the PDP will do a groundbreaking of second Niger Bridge. Each time they break the bridge, the ground became even weaker. Today, president Buhari without changing his name to Azikiwe has already started delivering the vision of the Zikis by constructing the second Niger Bridge.
“To PDP it is many years for the liars, 2019 for the people of truth. I’ve had you say you don’t have light; the PDP has questions to answer. But you can pay them back by switching their lights in the forthcoming elections.
Just look at the way the PDP privatized power; they shared it to discos of their brothers and sisters. They signed agreement for 20 years making it difficult for any government to change the backyard contract they signed.”