The Katsina State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Salisu Yusuf Majigiri has on Sunday last week, blasted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other critics of PDP in the state, saying no campaign of hatred against the party could frustrate it from reclaiming power in the country in 2019.
Majigiri’s statement was in reaction to Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman of APC’s comments in Katsina on Saturday when he said ‘PDP is dead and buried in Buhari hometown.’
The state PDP boss, while addressing newsmen in Katsina, on Sunday, said no amount of blackmail would stop PDP from recapturing Nigeria, let alone Katsina in 2019 general elections.
He added, “No amount of intimidation or campaign of calumny can stop our party’s commitment and desire to put the country on the path of greatness.
“You must agree with me that the present APC government under Governor Aminu Bello Masari is the inept, corrupt, reckless and anti-people government.”
The state PDP chairman also flayed Oyegun’s assertion, saying it was a calculated attempt aimed at blackmailing PDP in Katsina and at the national level.
“I want to inform Oyegun that what he saw was a rented crowd of persons paid from Zamfara and other neighboring states. The crowd was just an illusion that cannot hold waters in reality, so that cannot affect PDP in any way.
“Even the recent bye-election result which the party is presently challenging, and from what INEC declares as our votes alone you can’t say PDP is dead in Katsina,” Majigiri added.
He described the current efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in retrieving all the stolen monies from the nation’s coffers as ‘lopsided.’
Majigiri who alleged the APC was ‘plundering the resources’ of the country, added that it should not be given the mantle of leadership in next year’s general elections, urging PDP supporters to remain calm and united in all ramifications.