Presidential poll: Opposition victory in DR Congo signposts ‘red card’ for Buhari – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party has congratulated the President-elect in Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshiekedi who was just declared winner in the just concluded Presidential election in the country.

Tshiekedi of the opposition party defeated candidate of the ruling party, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary during the poll, which its announcement was earlier postponed by the electoral commission.

Reacting to the development in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, the spokesperson of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan said the victory of opposition party in DR Congo is another pointer to the impending defeat of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential election, saying “African nation consolidates on entrenching of purposeful leadership in the continent.”

Ologbondiyan insisted that Nigerians will definitely overwhelmingly reject President Buhari as ruling party was relegated to third position in DR Congo.

The statement read, “It is instructive to note that the people of DRC asserted their power of control and prevailed in enthroning the leadership of their choice,” noting that such determination  is inevitable in the February 16, 2019 Presidential election in Nigeria.

“The victory of opposition candidate and particularly the relegation of the ruling party to third position in the election despite the daunting challenges is a confidence booster for Nigerians on Atiku Abubakar’s victory despite the shenanigans and rigging schemes of the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“Nigerians should not also forget that in March 2018, opposition candidate in Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio defeated the ruling party’s candidate.

“In December 2017, opposition George Weah defeated the sitting Vice President Joseph Boakai of Liberia while in December 2016, opposition party candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo defeated the incumbent President of Ghana, John Mahama.

“Those relying on rigging to shortchange Nigerians on February 16 should therefore be reminded, that as demonstrated in the DRC, the power of the people remains greater than the power of this nepotistic few”.

The PDP, however, called on all Nigerians to vote its Presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar.

“We therefore call on Nigerians particularly, the over 17 million Nigerians who have been rendered jobless by the Buhari Presidency as well as all victims of the mindless killings encouraged by government’s negligence and incompetence, to remain resolute in the national resolve to vote in the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as the next President to restore good governance, national cohesion and economic prosperity in our land.”

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