Ahead of the February 14 presidential election, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West) has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will crumble because the party has failed Nigerians who now yearn for change.
Adamu stated this Saturday while delivering a speech at the Old Parade Ground in Lafia, on the occasion of the visit of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari who was on a campaign tour to the state.
The former Nasarawa State governor and one time secretary, Board of Trustees of the PDP, said the people of the state have turned up in their numbers because they were united in sharing the pains and the problems the country is going through under the present PDP-led federal government.
“Nigerians desire to have light, portable drinking water, quality education for every child, but is this present federal government providing all these?” Adamu sought to know from the mammoth crowd that graced the occasion who thundered back with a resounding “No!”
“By the grace of God, this year, this PDP government in Abuja will crumble” Adamu declared, saying however that for this to happen, the people will need to come out and vote for candidates of the APC from the president down to the state assembly.
“This country needs to get change all over the platforms” he said, urging the people to massively vote for the APC to bring about the desired change.
On his part, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura, who was presented with the APC flag by the party’s national chairman, Chief John Oyegun, expressed gratitude to the people of the state for their commitment and dogged defense of their mandate, which he said came under series of tests from the opposition.
“We have been tried many times but the strength of your mandate has kept us working and moving stronger” Al-makura said.
He urged the people to repeat what they did in 2011 by coming out to not only vote for the APC but to ensure they protect their votes, stressing that the APC as a party has come to respect the rule of law, social justice and ensure infrastructural development.
During the event, Senator John Danboyi (PDP, Nasarawa North), governorship aspirant, five commissioners from the past governor Aliyu Doma administration, alongside the Akwanga local government coordinator of Alhaji Yusuf Agabi, PDP guber candidate, among others formerly defected to the APC and were received by the national chairman of the party.
The new Lafia Old Parade Ground which was commissioned by Governor Al-makura to mark the flagging off of his campaign was filled to capacity, with supporters perching on adjoining rooftops and trees to witness the event that attracted dignitaries from across the country.