The PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu who reiterated the plan said his party is confident about producing the next Nigerian leader after President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said this the PDP plans to achieve by changing the narrative and saving Nigerians from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ayu lamented that the APC has plunged Nigeria into security and economic woes and the PDP is ready to stop the backward trend and restore the lost glory of the country.
Naija News reports that he spoke during the gala night on Sunday hosted in Port Harcourt Rivers State by Governor Nyesom Wike ahead of a meeting of the PDP Governors.
He said: “Unfortunately, a very poor leadership has presented Nigeria at home and abroad as an extremely divided country.
“We must change this narrative and the only way to change this narrative and harness not just the culture, but the environment and the richness therein, is to back the Peoples Democratic Party which is determined to produce a new leadership for this country.”
Ayu added that “The PDP will definitely produce the next president and take the country back to the days when we were in power, when we cleared all foreign debts, when we were developing this country at reasonable speed; when we became the richest country on the African continent. But today we are the poverty capital of the world. All that will change.”
The meeting was attended by Governors Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia); Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa); Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Mohammed Bala (Bauchi); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu).
Also in attendance were the Deputy Governors of Rivers and Zamfara, Dr Ipalibo Harry-Banigo and Mahdi Aliyu Mohammed Gusau; PDP national secretary, Senator Sam Anyanwu, and many other party stalwarts.