By Onome Oghenetega
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters, Hon Gideon Samani on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari will defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar in the next Saturday’s presidential election in the Niger Delta region.
Samani, who spoke alongside the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside and the leader of the Delta State chapter of the APC, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, noted that with the current support President Buhari command in the region particularly in Delta, Mr President’s victory is sure in the election.
They spoke at the inauguration of 4000 Buhari Canvassers for the re-election of Buhari by the Mainstream Delta APC at the Grand Hotel Asaba, where they warned that Nigeria must never be return to the dark days of the PDP which brought the country to her kneels.
Samani posited that the achievement recorded under the President Buhari-led administration are enough to ensure that Mr President gets reelected next week Saturday.
While commending Emerhor for organising the 4000 Buhari Canvassers, he urged the canvassers to take the re-election campaign of Buhari to every home in the state to ensure that APC Presidential candidate defeat his opponent in the forthcoming poll.
He said; “I thank the Organizers and canvassers for organising this door to door campaign in support of Buhari. We have a president that is very reliable and dependable. I want to say that Dakuku Peterside and Olorogun O’tega Emerhor have been so antagonized and blackmailed because of the Buhari agenda but they never relented.
” With what I have seen today in Delta State especially put together by Emerhor and the Mainstream Delta APC, Buhari will defeat Atiku. I am very sure that Buhari will score over 400,000 votes in next Saturday election. Buhari has worked and he would continue to work for the common good of all Nigerians unlike what PDP did in 16 years.
The Director-General of NIMASA, Dakuku, who was elated with the mammoth crowd who throng the event, said the people of Delta state and other parts of Niger Delta have agreed to re-elect President Buhari for another four years.
He stated that Nigeria will never return to the hands of those who had never wished the country well, adding that Nigeria is safe under Buhari.
“Emerhor was one of the few Nigerians who saw the light enough that President Buhari is the right person to rule this country. Today, we are glad that Buhari won in 2015, and he will win his re-election next week Saturday. We are happy that Buhari never disappointed majority of Nigerians who voted for him.
” Let me say that these Buhari Canvassers which Emerhor has put together today (Saturday) with the support of the Mainstream Delta APC and with the commissioning of ten cars to complement their work, we are going to replicate this laudable idea in Rivers State immediately.”
On his part, Olorogun Emerhor said “Deltans are here for a single mission of re-electing President Buhari for second term come February 16th.
“we have just six days more to Campaign. If you look at the Delta in 2015, the PDP wrote results for the Delta APC and gave us (APC) 50, 000 votes. But this time it can never work. Buhari will win Delta State and Niger Delta squarely.
“We will use all the chairmen and supervisors to flood Delta state with Buhari campaign to get a minimum of 400, 000 votes from the 4000 canvassers. We don’t care what other people are doing but we must stand up to be counted and we have given this as a must do; and we will provide all canvassers everything needed to do the job including branded new cars for the door to door Campaign to make people know that Delta State belongs to Buhari. Therefore, we vow to win Delta State for Buhari come February 16th.”
Also speaking, the Wife of the Minister for State for Agricultural, Mrs. Susan Lokpobri, said appealed to Delta State women to vote for Buhari and the APC in the elections, saying that future of their children are more secured under another Buhari-led government.
The event was attended by prominent APC leaders including Air Vice Marshal Frank Ajobena, Mrs Mariam Ali, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, factional APC chairman in the state, Chief Cyril Ogodo, Olorogun Ima Niboro, Chief Micheal Johnny, Chief Napoleon Gbinije and host of others.