The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu has accused the ruling All Progressive Government of being in the way of the party’s campaign in States under the APC watch.
This is as he said the APC government have refused to release appropriate venues for the PDP presidential campaigns at the state level.
He stated this at the Ake Palace Ground in Abeokuta, on Wednesday, while addressing the party faithful at the rally in the ancient city of Abeokuta. He said the PDP will recover and build Nigeria.
He said “Anywhere we go and it is an APC-controlled government, they make sure we don’t get a venue. They are worried that they are going to lose power. Yesterday (Tuesday), we were in Ekiti, and they refused to give us the appropriate venue. They closed all filling stations, there were no buses,” Ayu said.
“That should tell you that PDP is bouncing back; we are stronger than ever.
“Nobody should worry about whatever obstacle they put in the way, we will crush them at the polling units, we will crush them at the wards, we will crush them at the local governments and we will crush them nationally. We must recover this country, we must rebuild Nigeria.”
Ayu told the party supporters that Atiku would return the country to “better days” if elected.
“We know you are suffering, many of you can’t even eat in your houses – rice is over N50,000 a bag. We know the cost of producing a tuber of yam.
“Life is unbearable for you; you can’t even buy fuel. I want to assure you when Atiku Abubakar comes back to power, life will return to the better days the PDP was able to create,” he said.
Present at the rally was the Presidential candidate, Atiku with his wife, Titi; the party’s vice-presidential candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa. Others are former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Governors Aminu Tambuwa (Sokoto) and Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Ademola Adeleke (Osun); PDP governorship candidate in Ogun State, Oladipupo Adebutu, amongst other PDP bigwigs.