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Jonathan: Opposition gang-up will fail

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday in Kaduna said political parties and individuals ganging up to defeat the PDP in future elections would not succeed as the…

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday in Kaduna said political parties and individuals ganging up to defeat the PDP in future elections would not succeed as the party is becoming stronger and would win elections in Kano and Sokoto States where it is presently not in power.  
Speaking at the North-west PDP rally in Kaduna, he alleged a gang-up against the PDP by different groups, saying from 1999 there was a gang-up of three parties which yielded nothing. Jonathan said he was optimistic that states controlled by the opposition APC in the North-west including Kano and Sokoto would be won by PDP in 2015.
“We allow people to continue to make changes but PDP will remain stable and committed to the development of this country. This zone is still under the control of the PDP and come 2015, PDP is going to retain the zone”, he said.
Meanwhile, National Chairman of the PDP Adamu Mu’azu yesterday said major opposition parties haven’t drafted manifestoes as meaningful as that of the PDP and have resorted to copying substantial part of it.
The party yesterday held its North-west rally in Kaduna which was attended by Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo, governors of Kaduna, Jigawa, Kebbi, Katsina and deputy governor of Sokoto as well as party leaders and youth groups including the Northern Youth Forum.
Mu’azu said the party had implemented projects that made improvements in every part of the county in line with its manifesto, adding that it was found that substantial part of the manifesto was lifted by a major opposition party. He said the PDP would soon upgrade its manifesto.
“The party opposing us is using our manifesto. They took part of our manifesto.  I will convene a national conference to improve the party’s manifesto”, he said. Mu’azu said efforts would continue towards settling aggrieved members and foster unity.  Kaduna state Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero said more people were joining the party in the state and that government had set-up robust peace building processes. He said the multipurpose Zaria water project and the 215mw power project being carried out in conjunction with the federal government would improve economic activities when completed.

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