The major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PPDP), has revealed its strategy on how to win the forthcoming presidential election come 2023.
The strategy to take over power, was contained in a statement released by the party after an emergency meeting between the governors under the party, members of the Board of Trustees and the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
Secretary, Board of Trustees, Senator Adolphus Wabara, assured Nigerians that the current internal crisis experienced by the party would be resovled soonest.
The statement, signed by Wabara, read in part:
The Board of Trustees meeting reviewed and discussed in detail, as it usually does from time to time, the situation of our Party, PDP, nationwide.
He disclosed that there was a need for the emergency meeting, given the harsh security and economic realities of the nation, adding that the party needed to quickly buckle up at all levels, building up to the 2023 presidential election.
This emergency meeting has been particularly necessary at this time of heightened political and economic tension in the country, to ensure stability of all the organs of our party and to place them on alert and in sharp focus as we prepare to take over national political power once again for the best overall interest of our nation.
In this regard, the meeting recognized with appreciation the ongoing work of the Reconciliation and Strategy Committee led by Senator Bukola Saraki.
The meeting was briefed on the outcome of the zonal congresses held over last weekend. Three out of the six congresses have been successfully concluded.
The Board of Trustees in playing its statutory role as the conscience of the party, will work earnestly towards ensuring that the highest level of morality exists in all its activities and that all the members of our party live up to expectation.
The Board is therefore fully committed not to allow any mischievous trends or strain to clog the working relationship between all members, particularly at the top management level of the party.
Wabara, in the statement, also emphasized the need to broker peace and stability in these sensitive times, saying the Nigerian people were in dire need of a change the PDP was willing to give and as such, the party must, as a matter of urgency maintain a flawless level of unity and oneness at this time.
With a determination to do all that is necessary to ensure that we fulfill the overwhelming desire of the vast majority of the people of Nigeria that the PDP regains national power in 2023, the board is unequivocally committed to ensuring that normalcy and peace prevail through all the organs of the party to permit the development and implementation of well-structured plans.
He concluded by saying the PDP was working to achieve a smooth working synergy amongst all ends in the party to ensure a successful national convention come December, 2021.
In this regard, the Board of Trustees will ensure that a fluent and uninterrupted operation of all the organs of the party, particularly the National Working Committee NWC remains in place leading up to a successful convention in December 2021.
It will be recalled that the PDP had on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 held a zonal confresses, where executives of geo-political zones were duly elected.