APC Gang Up Against PDP Will Not Work..Goodluck Jonathan

 In what looked like the commencement of a campaign by another name, President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday declared that the several gang-ups against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the opposition parties would fail, as they had always done in the past.
Jonathan, who spoke in Kaduna during what the party tagged “Unity Rally” for the North-west zone,  noted that since 1999, several political parties had always connived to work against the fortunes of the PDP during elections, but have serially failed, stressing that no amount of gang-up by the opposition could erode the electoral fortune of the  party.
“We have been told that some people are ganging up in some different names. I can assure you, don’t be bothered about any gang-up.  This is not the first time that there has been a gang up. From 1999, there was a gang-up.  Two, three political parties came together. They brought presidential candidate from one (of the parties) and Vice-Presidential candidate from one other  party. The gang-up will fail.
Jonathan, who drew an allegory between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and combustible products, declared that  the APC was like an assemblage of inflammable chemicals.
“I used to tell people that if you put oil in a container, then pour kerosene in that container, then pour sulphuric acid in that container, you bring petrol and pour in that container and then hydrochloric acid, what will come out of the container? It is a disaster!
“So the gang-up will fail. It is just as you mix acid and other things in a container. So don’t be worried, it is not a new thing. They will continue to gang-up, but will fail,” the president declared.
Jonathan told the huge crowd, which trooped to the Murtala Square, Kaduna venue of the event, that PDP remains the most stable and democratic party which is working to develop Nigeria.
According to him, great political parties in the world don’t change everyday like rocks going through metamorphosis, pointing out that the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa had existed for over 103 years and it still remains ANC today.
“So when you see parties changing colours, changing names, know that that is not where to go. Be committed to PDP, you are in the right place to be.
“PDP is the only party that can lead us to where we want to go. PDP is the only democratic party that anybody can rise up to the highest level in the party, other parties will not give me and you the opportunity to be where we want to go,” he said.
Jonathan noted that the North-west zone was very special to the party in view of the fact that it has seven states out of which PDP controls five.
He commended the people of the zone for their support for PDP and for cooperating with the government to tackle the security challenges facing the north.
The president stated further that he was in the North-west zone to tell Nigerians and the rest of the world that the PDP remained the ruling party in the zone.
“Come 2015, PDP is going to retain this zone… We will continue to retain Jigawa, Katsina, Kaduna and Kebbi States. Kano State is a PDP state, but some people want to take the state from us. We don’t know where they are taking Kano State to. But with Shekarau and others joining PDP, we will take Kano back. Kano State will surely come back to PDP.
“The same thing with Sokoto State, PDP will take over Sokoto State, and will continue to rule Sokoto State. The only state that has never been in the control of the PDP is Zamfara State. But it is a friendly state and we have been assured that we will win Zamfara come 2015,” Jonathan said.
Speaking earlier, the National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, accused the opposition APC of adopting some parts of the PDP manifesto.
“If you take the manifesto of the  party that is opposing us today, you will notice that their manifesto is just a section of our manifesto. They just copied parts of our manifesto and therefore, that tells you, even in action and governance they will only do part of what we are able to do," he said.
Mu’azu disclosed that the PDP leadership would soon call a conference of all its leaders and elders as well as members of the party to update its manifesto to meet the needs and aspirations of the people.
“I want to assure you that we will continue to build internal democracy under my leadership with members of the National Working Committee that are my colleagues, we believe in deepening our democracy, we believe in building internal democracy so that those people that want to be elected to various positions should go and campaign to the people in towns and villages when it is time for campaigns so that they remain the people to beat so that whoever wins our primaries can be sure of the support of the people,” he said.
Also in his remarks, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief Tony Anenih, appealed to Nigerian youths to be law abiding and urged them to shun violence and ensure peace during and after the 2015 elections.
“Let me appeal to Nigerian youths to be law abiding; we want peace in this country, we want peace during the election; we want peace before the election and we want peace after the election.
“PDP has the machinery to be able to reconcile issues. We started long ago and it is ongoing.  I want to appeal that without unity, without sincere reconciliation, without oneness, there would be no PDP, and there would be no Nigeria," he said.
Also earlier, the PDP governors in the zone, namely Kebbi, Kaduna, Jigawa and Katsina States, as well as the leadership of the party in the zone described the unity rally as timely as it would strengthen the party.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. Rubbish statement and corrupt leadership

  2. PDP is the party that has ganged up against the entire Nigerian citizens since 1999 . They should be arrested and charged for treasonable felony for imposing unbearable hardship on Nigeria . Jonathan should hide his face in shame for the monumental corruption under his nose. Shameless ogogoro man.

    1. You are a fool victory. Pls try and look for something doing

  3. Is ur father dat is an ogogoro man u dis member of apc n boko haram . Up PDP

  4. PDP is d only party that can make democracy 2 survive in Nigerian,we all like civil rule. Haters shuld go n hug transformer. Apc is, All Past Criminals party and boko haram party.they will all fail in Jesus name bcos Jesus Christ is greater than them.

  5. This my president can manufacture chemic weapon

  6. Well the PDP are in for a big surprise bcus they have forgotten so quickly that some people will fall out of it.

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