PDP Chairmanship: I ‘ve heard your voices but not succumbed yet – Ombugadu

Nasarawa state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023 General election, Hon. David Emmanuel Ombugadu Ph.D, has responded to several calls on him to contest the national Chairmanship position in the party, saying that he has heard the clarion call but not succumbed yet.

Hon. Omabugadu described PDP as an organic, organised, and structured political party that believes in the principle of federal character, justice, equity, and fairness in Nigeria. 

Responding to the calls in a statement he personally signed on Saturday, the Nasarawa born politician appealed to those calling on him to contest the Chairmanship seat not to feel disappointed, adding that “when duty calls for me to undertake any other assignment for our party, I will  not hesitate to serve; suffice to say that I remain loyal to our party and its leadership at all levels.”

The statement said: “I feel humbled that much of these calls emphasize our antecedents, especially with keen references to our creativity, stamina, innovation, the populist enthusiasm that was aroused as well as the dividends of democracy that our mandate yielded all over Nasarawa state; worthy attestations from the good people of Akwanga/Nasarawa Eggon/ Wamba Federal Constituency whom I represented between 2011-2019 and the very positive impacts of  our keen pursuit of the gubernatorial ticket of Nasarawa state in 2019 and 2023 remain very relevant.

 All of us, and even our political foes know that the PDP is an organic, organised, and structured political party that believes in the principle of federal character, justice, equity, and fairness in Nigeria. These calls are in line with the people-focused constitution of our great party, and I believe strongly that it is borne out of patriotism and love for democracy.

“In view of the fact that I have a lot to offer and have always responded to clarion calls by our people to serve in different capacities, I’ll like to inform the general public that though my hat is not in the ring, I have heard your voices loud and clear but I have not succumbed yet to the calls to run for the position of National Chairman of our party.

“As things stand, I want to thank our leaders and party loyalists who endorsed the various calls and would urge them to keep hope alive because surely, a better future awaits our party  current challenges. I am firmly convinced that with our unity of purpose, God Almighty will grant us good direction and eventual triumph.

“In conclusion, I want to once again salute the contributions of the BOT, NWC, NEC, state governors  and state chapters, LGA and ward level members as well as all exco members of the PDP across the nation, especially the Nasarawa state PDP for consistently standing with us with such remarkable focus towards achieving victory.”