N’Chairmanship: Why Ombugadu is best option for PDP’s renewal, repositioning  – Group

A party pressure group on the platform of PDP Frontiers has canvassed for the emergence of the Nasarawa-born David Ombugadu as the best option for the position of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP).

The group said the option is for PDP’s strategic repositioning towards restoring party values and vibrancy.

In a statement released Wednesday in Abuja, the group disclosed that some concerned stakeholders have begun serious consultations towards making this a reality, adding that David Ombugadu is being drafted into the chairmanship race as a consensus candidate at both the North Central geo-political zone and national level.

“PDP’s renewal of commitment to party values and the actualization of a much sought repositioning can be more ably actualized by David Ombugadu whose vibrant mobilization in Nasarawa state has given PDP the needed vibrancy and representation that includes nine seats in the state House of Assembly, leaving APC with ten and other parties with five,” stated the trio of Alhaji Hussein Mohammed, Mr. Moses Abidemi and Mr. Dan Okafor, who are the group’s president, secretary and publicity secretary, respectively.

They further emphasized that in record time, Ombugadu who only narrowly lost th governorship election in an erstwhile APC state  united PDP forces on ground to secure the position of Deputy Speaker in the state House of Assembly along with a Senatorial position despite the huge resources and power of incumbency utilized by the ruling APC party.

According to the group, for PDP to move forward, it would be extremely necessary to shift focus beyond the struggle for dominance by intra-party camps and coalesce energies and capacitieses towards strategic repositioning that would lay the ground for PDP victory in 2027.

“With Hon Ombugadu, we have someone who has actively demonstrated the capacity to work with and inspire  people of divergent roots and religious affiliations towards achieving maximum political impact in record time.

“As the entire leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prepares for the party’s most crucial meetings and decisions since the 2023 general elections, various analyses undertaken by the PDP Frontliners’ research teams indicate that Ombugadu’s entry will gain rapid and effective support across various geo-political zones; we have started work,and we are more than sure of achieving a win-win dividend for all PDP stakeholders’ interests.

“The PDP National Caucus is scheduled to meet in Abuja on Wednesday, April 17 , 2024 while the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and the Board of Trustees (BOT) will take their own turn to meet the following day; we look forward to the celebration of a new dawn under Ombugadu’s leadership in a matter of days.

“Certainly, David Ombugadu is the best option for the PDP’s vibrant repositioning and restoration of values and our initial contacts within various contending camps already indicate that we are on the way towards achieving effective consensus,” they added.