Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff has vowed to lead the PDP to regain control of the federal government in 2019.
In his words, Ali Modu Sheriff said; “We are here today, we are starting from here, and we are going to Aso Rock, Insha Allah by 2019″
“We will head from here and we will do it together. This my long cap is prepared to lead my colleagues and brothers to Aso Rock, Insha Allah”.
“By the grace of Allah nothing will deter this party from going to Aso Rock in 2019. By the time we put down our master-plan I am sure they (APC) will go back to where they came from. And Insha Allah, nothing will stop us.”
Ali Modu Sheriff made this statement at Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s Election Thanksgiving, where he regretted missing the speech presented by Mr. Okezie, but expressed confidence that he spoke well.
Mr. Sheriff stated that from the crowd he saw in the stadium where the event held, was clear that the governor was popularly elected.
“I missed the speech of my younger brother the governor of Abia State who stayed in Maiduguri, who I have known in Maiduguri. But I am sure he said all the right things.
“From what I have seen in the stadium, it is clear that his election is the election of the people. It is election that God has destined. It is not election that we call it election by air, election by writing. This is the election of the people.”
The Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondusv who also graced the occassion congratulated the governor on his victory at the Supreme Court.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, said the change the nation expected could turn out to be “chance”.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said since he assumed he had provided infrastructure in the state, including the construction of about six roads in Aba.
Other PDP governors who attended the event include Nyesome Wike (Rivers), Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom) and deputy governor of Ebonyi State, who represented the state governor, David Umahi.