2015: PDP Has Touched Nigerians’ Lives Positively, They’ll Vote For Us, Says Gov. Shema

Ibrahim ShemaGovernor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State yesterday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not pose any threat to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) come 2015.

The governor, who was speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja, added that the involvement of former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) with the opposition party will not count against the PDP at the polls because the ruling party had touched the lives of the people.

He said: “I believe in service and I believe in God. You know my business is that of the PDP and that of the people and leaders of the PDP. That’s how it starts and that’s how it ends.

“I don’t take time discussing other parties or other individuals. My party is doing well and we will even do more for Nigerians.

“I am confident because we have done a lot of work. Go there and see for yourself. Politics is about service, it is about the fear of God, it is about managing resources, human and material.

“To the best of my ability, we are doing just that in Katsina and we are confident that with the services we have delivered to our people, God will not let us down.

“I tell you, my business is to strengthen my party; to continue to work to build bridges and to reduce the level of the problems we are having”.

On the political crisis rocking the party which culminated in the defection of five of its governors to the APC last week, Gov. Shema explained that “Any human organisation the size of the PDP will have challenges anywhere in the world. Even in families, the large extended African families have challenges.

“So our size demands challenges and demands all hands to be on deck. But the challenges are not insurmountable because PDP remains the only platform that is owned by all Nigerians, it doesn’t belong to any section of the country or individual, it belongs to all Nigerians. There is no section, no religion, no tribe that is not in PDP”.