*Dismisses APC re-union
By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU—THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South East zone has launched what it termed “Operation recapture South East zone” ahead of 2019 general elections, even as it declared the proposed re-union by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC as dead on arrival.
National Vice Chairman of the party, South East zone, Chief Austin Umahi, while briefing newsmen stated that the party would in a few weeks time, roll out a full programme, 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 a vote of confidence on all the serving PDP governors in the zone described the proposed re-union by APC in South East 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 the South East zone, by organizing ill-timed rallies in the zone, whereas there are no elections in the states. 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 the days of APC are numbered in the country and they should stand firm on their total rejection that has brought nothing but hatred, crisis, poverty and 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.”
He described South East zone as home of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and challenged APC to come up with a visible proof of their alleged acclaimed development in the zone.