Fayose made the comment today, February 10, 2016, during a thanksgiving service organized by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.
Fayose made the comment today, February 10, 2016, during a thanksgiving service organized by Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel to celebrate the Supreme Court’s confirmation of his victory in the April 11, 2015 elections, The Cable reports.
"If we put our house together, if we stay together, if we put the past behind us, we will take back our inheritance, it is our inheritance taken by deception, taken by propaganda, taken by hidden agenda,” Fayose said.
“I want to felicitate, I want to rejoice, I want to stand up and say congratulations to my brother the young dynamic, energetic governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr Udom Emmanuel. Congratulations! You don’t need anyone to tell you or tell us that you are loved, and this is the home of PDP.
“We are in the both together, we will stand by you, we will win together with you, all of us in this generation of PDP will make a difference, it is a time to reflect and after the reflection we are going to take our inheritance back.
“When I got into this premises and I saw this crowd, I don’t know how they could have explained, I don’t know what the situation would have been in this state if it had gone otherwise, but in every situation we have to bless the living God that it did not go the other way, because the power of the people is greater than those of us in power. For whatever we do, the people come first,” he said.
His sentiment was mirrored by the acting Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus who said that Nigerians need the opposition party to return to power.
“Nigeria is in dire need of PDP, you can see the difference. Eight months ago, the exchange rate was N160, today it is N313. Eight months ago, vessels of goods and services were competing to enter into our harbor.
“Today, none. The economy is sliding; it is getting to a point of collapse. The political situation of the country is in coma and we challenge the APC-led government that it is time to realize that they need the people more than they need the guns because we are not military. We dedicate today to God to the strength that he has given PDP.
“PDP will come back with strength and we warn the APC led government that Nigeria should not be a police state where people are harassed and stake holders are being intimidated,” he added.
The PDP lost its ruling party status in 2015 after incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari defeated former president, Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 elections.