The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has urged party faithful in the state to remain calm and not to be daunted by the postponement of the 2019 general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The state Chairman, Felix Obuah, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Needam, noted that as shocking and embarrassing as the postponement is, Rivers people should remain peaceful and wait to exercise their franchise on the new dates of Saturday, February 23, 2019 and Saturday, March 9, 2019, respectively.
He stated that INEC has only succeeded in temporarily postponing the ‘doomsday’ for the APC, adding however that ‘APC’s doomsday’ cannot be cancelled. “It is an incontrovertible fact that Rivers people and indeed all Nigerians are united in the quest to do away with the APC. Postponement of the election or not, APC’s doomsday is inevitable and must come,” he said.
Obuah said Nigerians and particularly Rivers people were poised to send the APC packing, adding that the party has inflicted so much pain, sorrow, hunger and hardship culminating in untimely deaths. He said the PDP empathised with Rivers people who have expended so much resources and time to travel to their respective communities for the election, urging them to ‘take their anger, waste of resources and time’ to the election next Saturday; and ensure that the APC is out.
“The anger and disappointment arising from this INEC-APC conspiracy should sufficiently embolden Rivers people to troop out en masse on the rescheduled dates, so that the APC would become a thing of the past,” Obuah declared.