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Published On: Mon, Jun 30th, 2014

We’ll win Osun guber election, PDP boasts

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By Lawrence Olaoye

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday boasted that it would win the oncoming August 9th governorship election in Osun state.

The party which supported the deployment of the security agencies for Ekiti governorship election also canvassed for same in Osun for there to be free and fair election.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, told newsmen at a briefing inAbuja that comments credited to opposition against the deployment of security agencies in Ekiti election was unfortunate.

According to him, the same security agents were deployed for the conduct of Edo, Ondo and Anambra elections where the opposition won without criticism.

He said “We wish to assure our teeming supporters that the PDP is marching on with this new spirit to Osun State where we also have a popular candidate in the person of Senator Iyiola Omisore. With the overwhelming support of the people of Osun State, our victory in the August 9, 2014 election is also guaranteed.”

“We have also noted some displeasing comments on security situation during the Ekiti election. Informed political stakeholders cannot but agree that but for the level of security provided, the good people of Ekiti would not have enjoyed the electoral freedom that characterized the entire process.

It is in this regard that we commend President Goodluck Jonathan for his consistent commitment to institute a legacy of credible elections and firmly entrench an in-depth democratic ethos in our dear country which has continued to impact on the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies at elections,” he said.

The party also gave four reasons it won the Ekiti governorship and these include the popularity and acceptance of its candidate, Ayo Fayose; the insistence of the party leadership on internal democracy; the non interference of President Goodluck Jonathan in party affairs and the ability of the PDP to communicate its selling points to the electorates.

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