By Jude Atupulazi
The government of Atiku Abubakar as president and Peter Obi as Vice, will provide Nigerians with the long expected antidote against bad leadership. These were the views of the chairman of Anambra State PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Mr Oseloka Obaze, in an interactive session with newsmen in Awka.
Obaze who was the PDP governorship candidate for Anambra State in the 2017 guber election in the state, assured that the government of Atiku and Obi would offer Nigerians comfort, security, food, education and better life, unlike what presently obtained under the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the combined experience of Atiku and Obi was one of good track record and that the job of PDP was to convince people to vote for that best ticket, while hoping that INEC would conduct free, fair and credible elections; such that would make the results acceptable to all.
He said that the failure of the APC to be campaigning was a worrisome signal as the party should have showing Nigerians their scorecard. He said that having failed in their first tenure, APC could not be trusted to succeed in their second and urged Nigerians to throw them out.
He urged INEC to agree with parties on the number of accredited voters as it was sure to erode manipulation if done. This is even as he expressed the fear that about 18 million Nigerians may not be able to vote, owing to inability to collect their PVCs. He blamed this on problems associated with collection of voter cards, though he conceded that the process had not been entirely unsatisfactory.
On fears of the election being rigged by the APC, Obaze said the PDP was training their agents on what to do so that whatever happened, the party would be well equipped to challenge the results.
On the doubts being expressed on the loyalty of Southeast PDP governors, the former international diplomat said that even though the said governors were still with PDP, any action on their part that could cause PDP to lose in the Southeast could trigger a backlash against them from the Igbo Nation.