Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been assured that the dust raised by the choice of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as the vice-presidential candidate of the party will soon settle.
The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees,(BoT) Senator Walid Jibrin gave the assurance on Sunday in a statement made available to pressmen in Kaduna State.
This is just as the BoT chairman said that the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike is a very responsible and very obedient member of the PDP who assisted tremendously toward building the party into what it is today.
He appeal for patience among party members and advised that members should allow the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and its chairman, Iyorchia Ayu to return to the country.
According to him “as soon as they returned the process of reconciling all aggrieved members shall commence with Atiku Abubakar to head the committee.”
All the comments and various submissions are very normal in any political set-up in Nigeria today with PDP being the strongest and most prominent party that has all potentials to form government in 2023.
He then listed the members of the committee as : PDP Presidential Candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, PDP Vice Presidential Candidate Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyochia Ayu and his NWC, PDP BOT Chairman, Senator Walid Jibril, Representative of BOT membership, Current 13 PDP Governors, Former PDP Governors, Former PDP Ministers and Some PDP Elders from Zones and States.
Senator Jibrin in the statement added that, ‘this was in view of great concern and great sense of feeling on the various recent comments coming from some of our PDP members and some prominent Nigerians on the choice of Chief Okowa the Governor of Delta State as the Vice Presidential Candidate, by the Presidential Candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of our Party PDP the biggest party not only in Nigeria but the whole of Africa.
His words “We must come back to our senses by all our members and all most responsible and respectful Nigerians by giving total support to the party to enable it form Government by holding all political positions in Nigeria in 2023.”
‘It is therefore very necessary that when our Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and our National Chairman, Senator Ayochia Ayu return to Nigeria very soon from abroad, the following must be done immediately:
He said that a very important visit must be undertaken to Governor Wike and prevent him from leaving the party.
“We must therefore encourage him to never leave the party. In the light of the above, I want to appeal to all PDP members and leaders to shun unorthodox comments aimed at reducing and running down the party. We must come together and unite ourselves as earlier established by our founding fathers.”
He called on them to shun any bad comment aimed at dividing the party, adding that “We must be ready to forget and forgive ourselves by encouraging Nigerians to continue supporting us and our party.
‘It is my strong appeal to all current and former Governors, former Presidents of Nigeria not to add more fuel into the fire but to always try to quench the fire from spreading.
“We should therefore shun any bad comment aimed at dividing us. We must be ready to forget and forgive ourselves by encouraging Nigerians to continue supporting us and our party.
‘ It is my strong appeal to all current and former Governors, former Presidents of Nigeria not to add more fuel into the fire but to always try to quench the fire from spreading.”