The PDP says the unprecedented turnout of Nigerians in solidarity with the party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar at its presidential rally in Ibadan, confirmed reconciliations and unity in the PDP.
The spokesman for the Atiku/ Okowa Campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this in a statement on Sunday.
The statement said the Ibadan rally, the political capital of the South-West, signalled the PDP’s readiness for a sweeping victory in Oyo, the South West and across the other five geo-political zones of the nation.
The PDP lauded the unanimity, oneness of purpose and consensus among the ranks of leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming party members with Governor Seyi Makinde.
It said the solidarity was in their collective drive to ensure victory for the PDP at all levels of the February and March elections.
“The unity and single-mindedness witnessed at the Oyo rally, just like in other states of the federation, further confirms that the PDP remains one big family,” the PDP statement noted.
The statement added that “PDP remains (an) indissoluble and indivisible family driven by the patriotic mission to rescue and rebuild our nation with Abubakar on the saddle as president.”
It pointed out that the people of “Oyo state and, of course, the South-West, are independent-minded, insightful, egalitarian and politically astute with an unparalleled nationalistic outlook that cannot be swayed by parochial and narrow-minded sentiments.”
The PDP also mentioned that the action of solidarity by PDP teeming members and supporters in Oyo, like in other states, had sent a strong signal to other political parties that the PDP remained firmly united in the South-West and other parts of the country.