Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would be voted out in 2019 if the party failed to deliver on the change promised to Nigerians.
Dogara, however, expressed optimism that the party would gradually deliver on its promises of change as President Muhammadu Buhari’s government cloaks one year on May 29, 2016.
The speaker said this recently when he received a delegation from Delta State APC under the umbrella of Delta APC Contact Committee in his office.
Dogara noted that nothing could sell the party faster and wider than providing tools of empowerment for Nigerians to thrive in their businesses and daily lives through provision of infrastructure and other needs as promised by the party.
While commenting on how Delta and other opposition states could be captured by the APC in 2019, Dogara hinted that a better way of getting there would be that all the APC states and the APC controlled federal government were able to deliver on their promises.
“If we are able to do that, you may not even have to suffer, you may not even have to pool resources, you may not even have to campaign, it will just come automatically that these are crops of people serious, who will deliver on the mandate and because it’s been done elsewhere, if we give them the opportunity in Delta State as well, they can replicate that.
“We know that rebuilding infrastructure is key because only free, empowered citizens can actually contribute in a democracy. That is what democracy is all about, freedom to pursue happiness and how do you pursue happiness when you do not have the tools to do that? And so I believe that as soon as the budget gets underway, the kind of pains that we see right now will lessen and we should be able to deliver on the promise of change, which will lift Delta APC to a new pedestal.
“If APC is able to surmount these challenges, if we are able to find pathways through them and Nigerians can see that yes, not only the visions that we have articulated but we have been able to deliver on these, to be candid, we would have risen the status of this party to a level where we can take the centre stage and still take all the other states that we don’t have control over right now. We know the potentials that you hold within the boundaries of that state and to be candid, it is a state that every serious government at the centre will want to have.”
Dogara further stated that the hardship and challenges currently being faced by Nigerians would soon be a thing of the past.
Speaking earlier, chairman of the Delta State APC Contact Committee, Prof Pat Utomi said they were on the visit to show that the APC in Delta State was ready to bring true, lasting and sustainable peace to the people of Delta State.

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