The All Progressives Congress (APC), Delta State chapter, has reacted to the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state was to perfect plans to rig the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
A statement by the state Publicity Secretary of APC, Barr Ogheneruemu Imonina, described the allegation as cheap blackmail against the President, adding that a fresh wind of change is embracing the state with the Buhari’s visit.
The statement reads, “The choice of words used by the said publicity secretary of PDP, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, against the visit of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari is nothing but cheap blackmail, programmed, targeted and a calculated attempt to ridicule and rubbish the hard earned name of Mr. President and All Progressives Congress, Delta State.
“The vituperation of PDP, Delta State is not unconnected with the air of defeat blowing in the homes and gatherings of all PDP members in Delta State.
“In fact, the wind of change, ushering in APC government in Delta State has enveloped Delta State and Deltans are happy for it.
“Because of the calibre and humane nature of the governorship candidate and other APC candidates in Delta State, APC as a party has less work to do.
“It is a known fact that in Delta State, the civil servants are not promoted as at when due! Also, the civil servants are not paid promotions arrears and other allowances.
“Those who were supposed to be promoted to the position of Directors and Permanent Secretaries were denied same till their retirement, while the ones that are still in the civil service are stagnated till date! Are these the people pdp referred to as being happy with them?
“Delta State government is known for glorifying and rewarding charlatans, thuggery and criminally minded people as against hardworking Deltans who eke out a living through legitimate means of livelihood.
“Is it the Deltans that are reduced to joblessness as a result of relocation of industries due to PDP years of misrule that are happy with PDP ‘lootocrats’!
“It is preposterous for PDP to say that “Delta State is PDP and PDP is Delta State”! That assertion is anomalous! From all available indices, there is no gainsaying the fact that all previous governorship elections and other elections are products of fraud and manipulations. The facts are there for even the deaf, the blind and the dumb to see and feel.
“As for the jittery PDP, her political incubus and manipulators troubling Deltans since 1999, Deltans are watching you. There is no hiding place for your political abracadabra that you are known for.
“Deltans are wiser now! Deltans monies that are hidden in your private accounts, homes, farms, factories and other places shall be retrieved by Deltans and used for the development of Deltans.”