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PDP Shifts Focus to Southern States

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By Samuel Ogundipe

Three weeks to the 2015 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party may have finally decided to channel its resources towards maximising the votes cast south of the River Niger, party bigwigs hint reporters early Tuesday.

Fielding questions from journalists at the ongoing PDP Governors’ Forum in Lagos, the governors said they are confident their party will emerge victorious in the upcoming elections, but acknowledge the need for them to change strategy in the face of unprecedented challenge from the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.

“We came here to brainstorm on how to win the election and how to take southern Nigeria. We expect to win on the first ballot. The PDP cannot panic, we have presence in over 120,000 polling units and PDP is a national party,” said Governor Ayo Fayose.

Fayose, who was flanked by his counterparts in some of the PDP-controlled states, emphasised that, “Our target is southern Nigeria and we are here to win the votes.”

As at the time of filling this report, the governors have embarked on a recess and are expected to return to the situation room before noon on Tuesday.

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