Senior Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs and Chairman, Amnesty Programme, Hon. Kingsley Kuku, Has traced the map to President Goodluck Jonathsn’s victory at the polls come Saturday, claiming that his boss would win convincingly in 21 states of the federation.
To Kuku, the victory of Jonathan who is flying the flag of Peoples Democratic Party in the election is a done deal.
He spoke in Owo, Ondo State in continuation of the stakeholders’ meeting with the aggrieved members of the PDP from the northern senatorial district of the state.
The Special Adviser called on the aggrieved members of the PDP in the state to embrace peace and unite to win the state for President Jonathan and the party.
Kuku noted that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) had no structure in the state, saying it would be difficult for the APC to have the required 25 per cent in the state.
According to him, with the coming together of the Labour Party and the PDP, the APC is doomed in the state.
On how Jonathan would achieve victory in the election, Kukupredicted predicted that the President would win all the six states in the South-south and five in the South-east region while four states will be won out of the six in the South-west region.
He said a minimum of three states would be won in North-central and three also from the North-east, totalling 21 states but said the party will not lose hope of getting the minimum 25 per cent from the North-west.
He urged the aggrieved member of PDP in the state who had been sitting on the fence since the beginning of the party’s campaigns for the general election to forget the past and join the winning train and work for the success of the party in forthcoming presidential election and other elections.
In his earlier remarks, a PDP chieftain in the state, Chief Olusola Oke acknowledged that the reconciliation meeting has started yielding results across the states, saying the party would win in all the elections.
“The mission is to sensitise our people and preach unity and to complement other efforts to maximise vote in this state for Mr. President and all other candidates.
He said, “It’s been very successful, our people have been very receptive and let me assure you that since we commenced this exercise, the response of our people have been very tremendous and encouraging.
“The nose-diving trend of the fortune of the party in the state has been completely reversed. We can confidently say that the old member of PDP that were disenchanted have become active, interestingly become assured and willing to put in their best to ensure victory of our party and I must say that it has been a rewarding exercise.”
According to Oke, “I have been part of the campaign organised under the leadership of the governor. I can confirm to you that a number of our members have refused to be part of that campaign.
“What we are doing here is to bring on board those who hitherto were not part of the campaign so that we can all work together. What we are doing is complementary to what has been done. We believe that for PDP to have the best result in Ondo State, everybody must be involved.
“The large army of members you saw here today are people who hitherto were unwilling to be part of the arrangement for the campaign that was being undertaken. We observed that the essence of having the Labour Party and the PDP together in Ondo State was to maximise votes in the state for our party.
“We observed that going along the way things were going would not give us that result. So, we have decided to go senatorial district by senatorial district to mobilise our people; to encourage them; to appeal to them to come out and work hard for our party,” he said.
“Thirdly, we resolved to return to our various wards and unit to maximise the returns from these levels for Mr. President. In this regard, it is our belief that Ondo State votes will be the highest in the South-west.
“We have also resolved unanimously that we would vote for PDP candidates in all the elections irrespective of the controversy that surrounded their emergence. We believe that PDP is the best thing that has happened to Nigeria and that we must sustain the party beyond 2015.”