John Oyegun, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC has stated that the “burial ceremony” of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP which was postponed by President Goodluck Jonathan will hold on March 28.
Mr. Oyegun said this in Port Harcourt at the zonal rally of the APC.
The APC Chairman who was in the state with the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, his running mate, Yemi Osinbajo, and national officers of the party, said that despite the needless postponement of the elections, Nigerians will still give a befitting “funeral rite” for PDP.
The chairman who told a surging crowd of party supporters of APC’s political exploits in the North-West where they were until a few days ago, described South-South as critical.
“We were in the North-west yesterday. You know the North-West is the home base of the in-coming president. South-South is also important to us because it is the home of the out-going president. These zones are crucial.
“I thank you for your support, courage and resilience. You have survived your oppressors despite all odds. Goodluck Jonathan is our son and brother but he has failed us as a region and Nigeria. So we want to send him on an honourable retirement. I know you will all support the APC in this venture because we must send him home.
“PDP is confused and disoriented. They have no sense of direction. PDP is down but not out yet. So a lot of work still needs to be done, that is why we are here. Let me also assure you that PDP’s funeral still holds despite the rescheduling of the elections.
“We will have a good funeral ceremony for PDP come March 28. I want you to promise me that you will all come out and deliver these votes. And that you will be there, ready and prepared to make sure that every vote counts. We are going to deliver the entire South- South to our president in-waiting, General Muhammadu Buhari”.
Mr. Oyegun who described the APC governorship candidate in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside, as a scholar and gentleman whose tenure as governor will bring honour and development to the people, called on voters to disregard the lies of PDP.