PDP group charges party elders to unite

An advocacy group, under the aegis of Coalition for New Nigeria, has

charged elders and major stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to come together in harmony to improve the party’s chances of

electoral victory in the upcoming presidential election.

Speaking at a world press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, National

Coordinator  of the group, Prince Stanley Okorie, stated that the time

was right to unite all interests in the party and give Nigerians a

viable electoral alternative in the coming polls.

‘’The time is right to do what is right and what is right for our

party right now is to unite and forge a common ground as we approach

the presidential election slated for February. We cannot afford to

allow further divisive tendencies within the ranks of the party and we

have chosen it as a responsibility to sound this note of

reason as Nigerians earnestly yean for.

‘’Our group sat down after wide interactions with our teeming

supporters across the country to analyse or prospects and challenges.

The PDP has a huge chance in winning the trust and mandate of

Nigerians in the 2023 presidential election. Many young Nigerians are

willing to trust PDP and Atiku Abubakar, our presidential candidate.

The electorate also sent us to tell the elders of the party,

including founding fathers like Sule Lamido, Olabode George, Peter

Odili, Goodluck Jonathan and a host of others who have put their best

in giving the party a legacy to step up in this direction.

‘’We are taking it with all sense of responsibility to unify every

interest within the party as we seek to unify Nigerians and rescue the

country under the leadership of Atiku Abubakar. We are hopeful that

the voice of reason will prevail before the election and we must put

all hands on deck to achieve this,’’ Prince Okorie said.

The group indicated that they would embark on a nationwide tour to

visit selected elders of the party during the yuletide season to

achieve their objective. The elders mentioned in the list include Sule

Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state and one of the few founding

fathers of the PDP; former President Goodluck Jonathan; national

chairman of the party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, former Senate Presidents

David Mark, Bukola Saraki and Pius Anyim and Sokoto Governor Aminu


Speaking in the same vein, co-convener of the group, Comrade Adams

Abonu, said the group was determined at achieving harmony within the

ranks of the party and also indicated their readiness to enhance the

chance of the party.

‘’Across the strata of PDP, the paramount interest is to provide

Nigerians with good leadership and no individual’s interest should

jeopardise the collective aspiration of members. We have taken it upon

ourselves as custodians of democratic values the party is known for to

interact with stakeholders and these selected elders to seek the path

of unity and victory,’’ Comrade Abonu told reporters.