The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned its members not to take the opposition for granted in 2015 general elections, stressing that the polls are going to be very competitive.
Chieftain of the party and a member of its Board of Trustees, Jerry Gana, gave the advice on Saturday night during a fund raising dinner for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
The event, which held at the State Banquet Hall, Abuja, was attended by many prominent members of the party as well as industrialists and business moguls sympathetic to the party.
Gana, who is chairman of the 97-member Fund Raising Committee, predicted that next year’s election will be very tight because it is going to be a race virtually between only two parties.
Incumbent President Jonathan will be squaring up against retired General Muhammed Buhari of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election on February 14, 2015.
While urging the party members to donate generously to PDP, Gana pointed out that “the party is important, if not more important than the candidates in the forthcoming campaign because it is going to be between two parties.
“Don’t give less, give more. It is going to be very competitive. We have to campaign and we do not have to take things for granted. We must not underestimate the opponent.”
He further noted that the journey may look easy because President Jonathan has performed well in several sectors, even in curtailing rampaging terrorists, “but doing well is not enough.”
He stressed that “we must take the message intelligently and properly to the people. The campaign should be issues-based. And we are good at that; besides, we have achievements to show. Another good thing is that we have a good candidate, the President”.
Source: Daily Independent