APC Wants To Destroy Our Party Because It Is Nigeria’s Only Democratic Asset – PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has resolved to destroy the party because it is Nigeria’s only democratic asset.
Speaking at the PDP’s rebranding conference in Abuja on Thursday, Uche Secondus, acting national chairman of the opposition party, said PDP would do all it could to woo back members who had deserted.
“PDP is clearly the most valued democratic asset in Nigeria today. The APC is conscious of this fact and that is why they are resolved to destroy the Party,” he said.
“When we consider the challenging circumstances we find ourselves as party in our avowed drive to reorganise and reposition, we must be determined to ensure that we resist the temptation to continue in the blame game; to make sure that selfish interests do not divide us and give the ruling party the leeway to realise their goals.
“The future of our great party is bright. According to Abraham Lincoln, the best way to predict your future is to create it.
“We can rekindle the hope we gave Nigerians in 1998 through hard work and sacrifice and move to realise our dream of a modern Nigeria. What we need to do now is to sustain the on-going repositioning of our party by implementing the approved recommendations of the Ekweremadu committee.
“Secondly, we need to forge ahead in unity; we need not entertain unrealistic schemes and ambitions at this critical time in order for us to achieve maximum results.
“In this conference, we should build a consensus for implementing the recommendations so that our stakeholders will carry the message of hope to our grassroots and most importantly to Nigerians who are eagerly waiting for the PDP as a credible alternative having seen that the APC does not have the capacity to drive development or the temperament to sustain the unity of our multi-ethnic country, Nigeria.
“We do not have time; we do not have the space either. We all need to work very hard bearing in mind that we have practically one month before we start the preparations for the next round of congresses and national convention to elect leaders that would drive the repositioning of our party, the foundation of which our leadership is painstakingly laying.
“Let us rise to the occasion. With God the PDP will prevail because we have a better philosophy. We only need to work hard with sincerity of purpose. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning.”