The National Youth Leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Udeh Okoye, has said immortalising late MKO Abiola, without referring to the National public holidays act which enacted May 29 as democracy day is wrong.
Udeh stated this in Abuja while speaking at the opening ceremony of the PDP Ward2Ward national training workshop organized by the group said before changing the date there should be an amendment to that law for it to change to June 12.
The workshop was themed: “Politics at the grassroots-where we are, where we want to be towards a successful 2019.”
He maintained that to change the date there should be an amendment to the law without which it cannot stand, addung that the gesture was only a cheap ploy to divert the citizens’ attention from the flaws of this administration.
“This gesture on late MKO is just a cheap ploy by the All Peoples Congress (APC) to divert Nigerians attention from their flaws. Nigerians should not be decieved but be ready to vote wisely to bring on board a good leader come 2019,” he said.
He also charged the Ward2Ward group under the party on resilient campaign ahead the 2019 general elections, describing them as soldiers that will fight to restor the party back to power for the benefits of Nigerians.
Okoye lamented the persistent accusations of PDP leaders, saying it is a deliberate plan to intimidate the party and turn peoples minds against the party as elections draw near.
“He there encouraged the group to work hard in ensuring victory for the party, noting that loosing the 2015 elections was not failure rather a true sign of democracy and patriotism.
“I encourage the Ward2Ward group not to be deterred in spite of deliberate plan to intimidate our leaders, the real looters are in the APC as they have borrowed N11trillion yet cannot boast of spending N4 billion on governance. You must work hard to help Nigerians choose rightly in 2019,” he said.
Earlier, the National Coordinator and Initiator of the Ward2Ward group, Mrs. Ada Fredrick Okwori, said the group is committed to bringing the country back to true democracy by making them understand why PDP should be voted back in 2019.
“Nigerians have realised that they made fatal mistakes by voting against the PDP during the last general elections. They can now see how democracy has been battered and we are out to restore PDP to power so that citizens can feel the dividend of democracy,” she said.
The Anambara state Coordinator of Ward2Ward, Engr. Chigozie Igwe, acknowledge that there were gaps that needed to be closed in the party, urging the group to work hard in filling those gaps so as to have better chances of winning the elections.