The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has told its members and supporters in Kogi West Senatorial District to be prepared for a victorious supplementary election on Nov. 30.
The party revealed this in a recent statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan.
According to Kola, nothing will stop PDP from clinching the Senate seat.
He urged all PDP members, supporters, citizens and voters in Kogi West to remain united.
He then added the party is currently mourning its members that were murdered in the Nov. 16 polls, and their death will never be in vain.
His words, “We must be ready against any repressive forces that might attempt to forcefully invade any polling unit, disrupt electoral process or alter results as witnessed in the Nov. 16 elections”.
”Our party charges the people of Kogi to come prepared to vote, protect their votes and ensure that they stamp their will on the ballot despite the odds.”
“The party directs its members to stay united under their leaders in the area as they will continue to be updated of vital information ahead of the election.”
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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is a major contemporary political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the centre-right of the political spectrum. It won every Presidential election between 1999 and 2011, and was until the 2015 elections, the governing party in the Fourth Republic although in some cases, amid a few controversial electoral circumstances. Currently, PDP controls 14 states out of 36 states in Nigeria.
In 1998 the PDP in its first presidential primary election held in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria norminated former military leader Olusegun Obasanjo who had just been released from detention as political prisoner as the presidential candidate in the elections of February 1999, with Atiku Abubakar (Governor-Elect of Adamawa State and a former leading member of the Social Democratic Party) as his running mate. They won the presidential election and were inaugurated 29 May, 1999.
The longtime slogan of the People’s Democratic Party has been “Power to the people”. During the party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 21 May 2016, David Mark, a former President of the Senate of Nigeria, introduced “Change the change” as the party’s campaign slogan for the 2019 general elections.
The party has a neoliberal stance in its economic policies and maintains a conservative stance on certain social issues, such as same-sex relations.