The Delta State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has decried the proposed visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state’s oil city of Warri.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to visit Warri today amongst other states in the south to thank his supporters for his re-election and hold a town hall meeting with them ahead of Saturday, March 9 Governorship and State Assembly elections.
However, the People’s Democratic Party’s faction in Delta has stated that the President’s visit is a guise to complete plots to rig the forthcoming elections for the All Progressives Congress candidates in the state.
According to a statement issued by the party’s State Publicity Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi M. Osuoza on today, the party hinted that this is the second visit of the president to the state in two months and it looks suspicious.
Speaking in his statement, Dr. Osuoza queried why the President always limited his visits to Warri alone among other more relevant areas in the Delta state.
“Why is it that he always limited his visits to a microscopic Warri and ignoring the larger areas of the state?‘ Dr. Osuoza asked.
Speaking further, Dr. Osuoza was quoted as saying the following;
“Already, the entire Delta State is abuzz with claims and insinuations and it is being openly said that the President and indeed the whole gamut of well-known election manipulators and hatchet men in the national APC leadership, are visiting Delta State ostensibly to perfect an APC rigging plan and subvert the electoral process and the ultimate democratic decisions of Deltans who have sworn to return Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for a well-deserved second term and vote for all the PDP candidates in the March 9, 2019 State Assembly elections.
“It is indeed a thing of shame that President Buhari will ignore other very important and urgent state matters to come to Warri to be at the head of a despicable scheme to manipulate and swing votes in favour of the unpopular APC and its candidates.
“We condemn the president’s insensitivity to the sensibilities of the people of Delta State who have taken PDP as their party.”
Mr. Osuoza went further to say that the president wants to secretly use the agencies of the federal government to intimidate and harass PDP supporters on election day in other to favour APC.
Those expected to attend the town hall meeting with president Buhari today include traditional rulers, opinion leaders, politicians, market men and women, National Assembly members, candidates for Saturday, March 9 Guber and state assembly elections, and stakeholders in the Nigerian and Delta Project.
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