Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday predicted victory for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections.

Okowa, who chairs the party’s Special Non-Elective National Convention Committee, said the convention slated for Saturday, would signpost the party’s readiness to return to power in 2019.

The governor spoke during the inaugural meeting of the committee, at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja, adding that the convention would be an acid test of the party’s readiness for 2019 polls.

Okowa said: “Yesterday (Tuesday), we were inaugurated with the task of organising a successful national convention for our great party. It is our hope that the various committees will set out to work immediately as we have barely a few days to go.

“As an organised party, I have confidence in our leaders of the various sub-committees that we will be able to deliver a successful national convention that we can all be proud of.

“I trust in our abilities because I have seen a good number of committed party members who are dedicated to the cause of ensuring we return to power in 2019.”

On preparations for Saturday’s national convention, Okowa said a lot of grounds had already been covered by the leadership of the party despite the limited time frame.

“Our party is back alive and with the national convention, PDP will send a very strong message that will make Nigerians to realise that we are very much ready to take over power come 2019,” the governor added.

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