Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East geo-political has launched what it termed “Operation recapture South East zone” as part of its plans for 2019 general elections.
This is coming even as it declared the proposed re-union by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as ‘dead on arrival’.
National Vice Chairman of PDP, South East zone, Chief Austin Umahi, while briefing newsmen, stated that the party would, in few weeks time, roll out full programmes all aimed at consolidating on the already achieved progress in the zone as well launch aggressive issue based campaign to recapture the zone for PDP.
Umahi, who passed vote of confidence on all the serving PDP governors in the zone, described the proposed re-union by APC in the region as a fluke and aborted pregnancy while insisting that PDP would sweep the party out of the zone and beyond in 2019.
He accused APC government of trying to cause breach of peace in the zone by imposing themselves on the masses and organizing political programmes in a non election year.
“We have seen with great concern the efforts of the ruling APC to instigate crisis in South East zone by organizing an ill termed rallies in the zone whereas there are no election in the state. It is with great concern also that PDP views this move as one of the plots by the leadership of the party to browbeat our people into submission by instilling fear into them but I wish to tell our people that APC days are numbered in the country and they should stand firm on their total rejection of a political party that has brought nothing but hatred, crisis, poverty and every misfortune to our country”
Chief Umahi further said PDP will recapture the zone, adding “we are launching an aggressive come back campaign in the zone starting with Anambra state which will be going to the polls this year. It is going to be a litmus test for all of us and we are going to beat every other political party in the election”