The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum (PDP-GF), Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, has declared that “there is a big difference between PDP and the All Progressives Congress (APC)”.
Describing the latter as one without the requisite national spread to represent the interest of the country, he declared that PDP is a national party and will defeat APC in 2023.
Tambuwal stated this ahead of Monday’s enlarged meeting of the PDP-GF in Ibadan, Oyo State, where the host governor, Oluseyi Makinde, hosted five of his colleagues to a gala night in honour of the Forum.
Also in attendance at the gala night were Samuel Ortom of Benue, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa, Diri Douye of Bayelsa and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu.
Tambuwal said: “The meeting of the PDP-GF holding in Ibadan tomorrow is already holding a promise. We must not lose hope that Nigeria and Nigerians will triumph against the evil forces working against us.
“That is the promise the PDP is holding for Nigeria, by the grace of God, come 2023. We are on a salvation mission; and it is part of the reasons we institutionalise this meeting, moving from one state to the other, going forward. We were in Benue, now in Ibadan. From here, tomorrow, we shall know where we’re going next.
“The situation in the country calls for everyone who is committed to the Nigerian state to put hands on deck, not only in prayers but also in action by working together to rescue this country”.
According to him, “it was part of the scheming of APC, which felt that it had no governor in the South-East. Former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, was schemed out of office. Hope Uzodinma was brought in. But God intervened and gave Edo to Governor Godwin Obaseki, thus making the South-South solidly a PDP turf and rendering “APC a party without national outlook.
“With their scheming and shenanigans around the party (PDP), they tried to manipulate the Edo election but they failed. It was God’s doing and a message both to the APC and Nigerians- that the APC is not a national party and it does not have national spread.
“It is, therefore, a clarion call for our leaders and people of our country that we must work together to rescue the country”, Tambuwal concluded.
Makinde noted that “you may see only six governors here but all the six geopolitical zones are represented.
“This is the difference between our party, PDP and the APC. If they try to have such a meeting, they will not have a representative from the South-South”.