Paul Osuyi, Asaba
Three chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) including the Senior Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Gideon Samani; the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside and a leader of the party in Delta State, O’tega Emerhor on Saturday said the president would defeat the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the next Saturday’s presidential election in the Niger Delta region.
Speaking at the inauguration of 4,000 Buhari Canvassers for the re-election of Buhari by the mainstream Delta APC in Asaba, they noted that with the current support President Buhari command in the region particularly in Delta State, Mr. President’s victory was sure in the election, warning that Nigeria must never return to the dark days of the PDP which brought the country to her kneels.
Samani posited that the achievement recorded by the President Buhari-led administration is enough to ensure that he gets re-elected next week Saturday.
While commending Emerhor for organising the 4,000 Buhari Canvassers, he urged the canvassers to take the re-election campaign of Buhari to every home in the state to ensure that the APC presidential candidate defeats his opponent in the forthcoming poll.
“I thank the organisers and canvassers for organising this door-to-door campaign in support of Buhari. We have a president that is very reliable and dependable. I want to say that Dakuku Peterside and Olorogun O’tega Emerhor have been so antagonised and blackmailed because of the Buhari agenda but they never relented.
“With what I have seen today in Delta State, especially what has been put together by Emerhor and the mainstream Delta APC, Buhari will defeat Atiku. I am very sure that Buhari will score over 400,000 votes in next Saturday’s election. Buhari has worked and he would continue to work for the common good of all Nigerians unlike what PDP did in 16 years,” Samani said.
The Director-General of NIMASA, Dakuku, who was elated with the mammoth crowd who throng the event, said the people of Delta State and other parts of Niger Delta have agreed to re-elect President Buhari for another four years.
He stated that Nigeria will never return to the hands of those who had never wished the country well, adding that Nigeria is safe under Buhari.
“Emerhor was one of the few Nigerians who saw the light enough that President Buhari is the right person to rule this country. Today, we are glad that Buhari won in 2015, and he will win his re-election next week Saturday. We are happy that Buhari never disappointed majority of Nigerians who voted for him.
“Let me say that these Buhari canvassers which Emerhor has put together today (Saturday) with the support of the Mainstream Delta APC and with the commissioning of ten cars to complement their work, we are going to replicate this laudable idea in Rivers State immediately,” Dakuku said.
On his part, Olorogun Emerhor said: “Deltans are here for a single mission of re-electing President Buhari for second term on February 16.
“We have just six days more to campaign. If you look at the Delta in 2015, the PDP wrote results for the Delta APC and gave us (APC) 50, 000 votes. But this time it can never work. Buhari will win Delta State and Niger Delta squarely.
“We will use all the chairmen and supervisors to flood Delta State with Buhari campaign to get a minimum of 400, 000 votes from the 4,000 canvassers. We don’t care what other people are doing, but we must stand up to be counted and we have given this as a must-do; and we will provide all canvassers everything needed to do the job including branded-new cars for the door-to-door campaign to make people know that Delta State belongs to Buhari. Therefore, we vow to win Delta State is for Buhari come February 16.”
Also speaking, the wife of the Minister of State for Agriculture, Mrs. Susan Lokpobri, appealed to Delta State women to vote for Buhari and the APC in the elections, saying that the future of their children is more secure under another Buhari-led government.
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