Kola Ologbondiyan speaking with journalists.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate would give the party victory in 2019.

In a statement on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP noted that there was spontaneous and widespread jubilation across Nigeria over our successful Presidential primary.

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The statement reads in part: “We note with the highest sense of responsibility, the confidence Nigerians repose on it as the epicentre for their determination to oust the irredeemably incompetent, oppressive, reckless, deceptive and inherently corrupt administration of President Buhari and the dysfunctional APC.

“We also salute other PDP presidential aspirants for their exceptional display of patriotism and sportsmanship before, during and after the convention.

“Our party particularly appreciates the immediate collapsing of the campaign structures of other aspirants across the country to boost a formidable front for our great party ahead of the elections.

“Their vigorous campaigns and consultations took the message of the rebranded PDP to the nooks and crannies of our nation. They not only rekindled the zeal on the democratic process, but also consolidated the confidence Nigerians have on the PDP as the vehicle to return our dear nation to the path of peace, national cohesion and economic prosperity.

“Despite the relentless attacks and smear campaign by the sinking Muhammadu Buhari Presidency and dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC), against our party, particularly to scuttle our presidential primary, the PDP still emerged a stronger and more united platform ready for the task ahead.

“Today, the PDP, as a repositioned party, has reclaimed its place as the party with the highest demography of genuine followership across the length and breadth of our country. We are now, more than ever before, poised for an inevitable victory in the 2019 general elections.”