he Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Southwest has expressed confidence to win the zone for its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the February general election.
Mr. Eddy Olafeso, zonal desk officer, Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign for the Southwest, said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Akure.
He said the confidence was not borne out of arrogance or wishful thinking.
Olafeso said the party had reached out to the “people that are actually bearing the brunt of the recklessness of the current administration.”
He said the number of people that came out for the January 4 Freedom Walk for Atiku Abubakar in Ibadan, was massive and “it shows the readiness of the Southwest people for the presidential candidate of the PDP”.
“So, we are not afraid. We are going to win the Southwest, and we are going to win far better than we did in 2019.
“We are aware and we are conscious that the Southwest is the battle ground for the February 25 election, but PDP is ready because our leaders are ready; members of the party are ready, even the citizens are ready to say goodbye to the All Progressives Congress (APC),” he said.
Olafeso, who emphasised that the party was more united now than before, said its candidates, from the Senate down to the assembly members, understood that their destiny and future depended on the victory of Atiku Abubakar.