The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked the All Progressive Congress (APC) of shadow chasing in forthcoming Cross River North Senatorial bye-election. This election is scheduled for December 5, 2020. The party affirmed that nothing will detract the people from supporting PDP and its candidate, Dr. Steve Odey.
In a press release signed by the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, it was stated that “not even an assemblage of election riggers, coming as Senator Kashim Shettima-led APC Campaign Council, can help the APC to secure up to 20% of all votes in the bye election, given the popularity of our candidate, Steve Odey, and the fact the Cross River state and particularly, Cross River North, is home and impregnable stronghold of the PDP.”
PDP also revealed that “a worse form of the failure than what was suffered by the Ganduje committee in the Edo election awaits the Shettima committee and the APC in the Cross River North election, despite APC’s attempt to inject confusion and infiltrate the people with falsehood, deception and lies.”
To further buttress this point, it was stated that “the people of Cross River North and indeed Cross River State at large, are fully mobilized behind the PDP and our candidate, Steve Odey, given his capacity and credibility as well as the sterling performance of our party and our elected public officers at the executive and legislative arms at all levels of governance.”
The party also accused it’s opposition party, APC of being aware of it’s plot to use the Kashim Shettima-led campaign council to attempt to subvert the will of the people at the bye-election.
“We want Senator Shettima and his cohorts to note that they are only out for a wild goose chase and a journey to nowhere similar to the fate that befell the Kano State Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, as Chairman of the APC campaign council in September 19 Edo State governorship election.” PDP stated.