Robinson Dumnamene, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, says the former ruling party has a good chance to return to power in 2019.
The member of the House of Representatives, whose election, along with others from Rivers State was cancelled, said what party bigwigs should do was to drop individual differences and work for common good ahead of the next general election.
“PDP has a very clear chance in 2019. What we need to do as a party is to get PDP bonded,” he told Daily Trust.
“I can tell you authoritatively that a whole lot of those people you see in the APC today will definitely return to the PDP. This is because they can’t find what they expected to see in the APC.
“With what is happening in the government of the APC at the national level, with a little more work, PDP will take back power in 2019”, he stated.
On the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Dumnamene said the PDP would capitalize on the issue to produce the next president of the Senate.
“It is very possible. But looking at the issue of Saraki, you will no doubt see that there is so much political undertone. Those are the things we talk about in this country – political witch hunt.
“Look at the so called fight against corruption, it is skewed. Saraki did not emerge the Senate President from the mainstream APC. With what is going on now, one can say that there is witch hunt.
“Crimes that had been committed many years ago are being brought up now. Whichever way it goes, the PDP caucus in the Senate is very organized and focused and has what it takes to produce the next Senate President”, he added.