National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu, yesterday said he became the party chairman at a time when the morale of members was very low.
He stated this when members of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) led by its Chairman, Tony Anenih, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
He added that he came at a time when the party had lost grounds; at a time when competition was apparently going to be very interesting and at a time when PDP had the opposition developing the skill of poaching.
He said: “We have taken over this party at a time when morale of members is actually very low; at a time when we have lost ground, at a time when competition is apparently going to be very interesting. At a time when we have the opposition developing the skill of poaching.
“But I tell you all hopes are not lost, we are doing everything with our colleagues, in consultation with you our leaders and with prayers and support, not only will we regain lost ground, we will strengthen and get back to our proper leadership position in PDP.”
He said due consultation with regard to members, especially elders had been lacking in the party, stressing that the shortcoming would be restored.
Speaking on behalf of the BoT members, Anenih said the members were at the party national secretariat to pay the national chairman a courtesy visit.
He said: “From what we have seen in the last few weeks since your election, I think Nigerians have hope now, I believe PDP has hope. I also want to thank you for being a team player. Today, we have a National Working Committee as a team and no longer as a group.”