PDP campaign train hits Kwara

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will Wednesday hold its North- Central Zonal Rally in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.

Basking in the euphoria of its successful outing in Sokoto where it kicked off the campaigns on Tuesday, the party has predicted a similar outing today, saying Nigerians are waiting anxiously to cast their ballots at the polls.

PDP National Vice Chairman (South-West), Eddy Olafeso noted that the party will consolidate on its Sokoto outing to further enlighten Nigerians on the need to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

The Director, Media and  Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan; and the Kwara State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Tunde Ashaolu, confirmed the development to our correspondent.

Ashaolu said the Ilorin rally would hold at the Metropolitan Square.

He urged all PDP members and supporters to come out en masse to show support for the party and its candidate.

Meanwhile, Ashaolu in a statement made available to journalists welcomed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to the state for the inauguration of one of the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programmes, TraderMoni.

He, however, claimed that the event slated for Friday is a vote-buying gimmick.

The statement read, “The party notes that the scheme was launched in 2015 and in the past three years, the Vice-President did not visit any state for ‘TraderMoni,’ but few months to the general election, he has been going round markets in different states of the country to distribute money to traders and artisans.