APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole has inaugurated 2 campaign councils for the forthcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, warning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to try to learn new tactics of winning polls legally since electoral results would no longer be determined by gunshots.
The former governor said this yesterday in Abuja while inaugurating the councils.
According to him, Bayelsa State people rarely determined their leaders because their votes never count, but that will change with APC this year.
His words, “In Bayelsa, the heart of the people will be turned to elect a man that will make a difference, that will demonstrate that in a genuine democracy, very ordinary people who connect with their people, who understand and live with their people and share the joy, pain and aspirations of their people, even if they do not have the history of a political dynasty can rise to become a governor and I believe that is the story of our candidate in Bayelsa.
“The reaction of PDP shows they are in trouble. My very good friend, Gov. Dickson is in trouble, but I assure him that his labour pains will soon be over by the time we win the elections.
“We take these two elections very seriously because we believe in the power of the ballot, we believe that the issues should be contested in a peaceful environment and not by the power of gunshots which has been the tradition of the opposition and we know that people want a change.
“Let me use this opportunity to assure the opposition that we are ready for campaigns, it is not a fight, it is not a war. The only thing we will insist on is that the votes must count because Bayelsans are not used to votes being counted. They have to be encouraged to understand that the votes will not only be cast in a free and fair atmosphere, but it also must not be through the power of the barrel of the gun. The PDP must know that and learn new tactics in winning votes and not fight wars.”