The National Coordinator of People’s Democratic Party Coalition, Chief Dr Emeka Kalu has congratulated the people of Edo State, All members of PDP Coalition and all lovers of freedom and democracy in Nigeria and across the world for standing for free and fair election in Edo State, a feat he believes has sent the right signal to the landlords of manor farm who believes the fate of the nation revolves around their will and caprices.
In a Press Statement signed by Comr Amos Kalu, his media and policy aide, Chief Dr Kalu expressed joy and optisms, maintaining that the Edo experience will serve as a yardstick for restoration of hope in the democratic system of Nigeria as the will of the people was allowed to take upper hand due to the indomitable spirit of Edolites and every Nigerian who called for transparency and stood by it to the very conclusion.
Chief Kalu therefore congratulated and thanked every member of PDP Coalition for their collective efforts, especially those members that were on ground to relay the true position of the electoral process as well as standing on ground to enforce protection of votes and to ensure that the will of the people prevailed over will of godfathers that place their own personal interest above the collective interest of the people, a bad precedence that has just been defeated in Edo State, that will be repeated in Ondo and Anambra States and be transmitted to the center in 2023.
“It is a very clear statement now that Nigeria can be rescued when the people begin to say no to overbearing leaders who have held the nation in perpetual backwardness through godfatherism.
“I appreciate the PDP for standing up to the occasion till the final whistle by employing every approach possible within the positive ambit of the law to protect the peoples votes in Edo State.
“I will not fail to appreciate the USA and UK who in their maginiminity and political calculations introduced a VISA ban on riggers in good time because denial to travel to US and UK is like taking away the breath that makes most of them breath. Distasteful as it may taste to them, that too played its role to put riggers in the right sense of caution.
“I also wish to congratulate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a true democrat that put in everything to ensure that the will of the people was respected. Your leadership in PDP will continue to count for positive and more gains in the future. This is not forgetting my good friend, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, the Campaign Chairman who refused to be intimidated by the antics of Federal Might by standing his ground and ensuring that voting was strictly monitored. All PDP NWC in the able hands of Chief Uche Secondus is well appreciated and extolled for their candor and mature approach to political matters. Congratulations to you all.
“I must confess that the Edo experience is a plus for Nigeria’s Democracy and a legacy we must embrace as Nigerians to ensure that our true emancipation is attained in the nearest future.
“I also urge president Mohammadu Buhari to sign the revised Electoral Rules into law to ensure that our democratic experiment continues to gain strength” he said.
Finally in all affairs of men on earth, na only God-Win.