The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has urged the people of the South East region not to miss the opportunity of the 2019 general elections to reposition Nigeria and also return the geopolitical zone to the realm of power.
Ekweremadu said that although the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lost power in the 2015 general elections, the leaders of the PDP, had worked hard and repositioned the party to serve Nigerians better.
He spoke at the flag-off of the South East presidential campaign of the PDP at the Dan Anyim Stadium, Owerri, Imo State, on Tuesday.
He noted that the candidacy of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar held greater promises for the people of the region in particular and the nation as a whole.
The Senator said: “My people, it is time for us to make a statement. We lost the election about four years ago. Now we have a golden opportunity to make a statement that we are part of this country and that we will continue to contribute to the progress of this country, and nobody can exclude us.
“We have party leaders and candidates to work with so we could return our people to the realm of power and give our people a sense of belonging.
“It is also time to ensure a better leadership for the good people of Nigeria. We are going to secure the country, ensure good governance and secure the independence of the legislature and judiciary”.
“This is what awaits us when we return PDP to power”.