The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress on Thursday boasted that it would floor the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming governorship and other elections in Rivers State.
The State Chairman of the APC, Dr. Davies Ikanya, who made this declaration in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, said the PDP would be defeated at the poll in 2015.
Ikanya, in the statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, assured that the APC was in pole position to win the governorship and presidential elections in the state.
He pointed out that the assurance became necessary as a result of the worry expressed in some quarters that the APC seemed to be lagging behind in terms of campaigning for elective positions ahead of the 2015 general election.
The state chairman insisted that there was no way the PDP would dislodge the APC in the election, adding that most of the party’s aspirants were currently involved in an in-house campaign.
“We have nothing to worry about because there is no visible opposition in the State. The PDP, which has been making a noise all over the place, is only blowing hot air and will be trounced at the poll next year.
“This assurance has become necessary due to enquiries by some political observers, who are expressing surprise that APC seems not to be doing much with regard to campaigns for the 2015 gubernatorial elections at a time when PDP aspirants have pasted their posters in many parts of the state, especially the capital city of Port Harcourt.
“Our party members and supporters should rest assured that all is well and that we Rivers APC is ever ready for the 2015 elections. The APC as a party is divinely positioned to win both the Rivers State governorship elections and the Presidency”, Ikanya said.
On why most Rivers APC governorship aspirants have not engaged in a poster war with their PDP counterparts, Ikanya said, “Not all APC governorship aspirants have been quiet.
“For instance, the posters of Hon. Engr. Victoria Nyeche and the billboards of Elder Chidi Wihioka are all over the town. We do not, however, consider this necessary in view of the fact that in APC, we are one cohesive, vibrant and united family, with Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as our leader.
“We encourage those interested to run for public office to consult and campaign among members of the family first to receive their blessings and once they succeed in this regard, they can then go out to educate the public about their aspirations”.