PDP will take over from APC in 2019 - PDP chieftain boasts
- A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of old Gongola state, Wilberforce Juta revealed reasons the party will win the 2019 general elections
- Juta said many of the PDP top ranking members that left the party have decided to return
- He explained that the party is being flooded by messages of the people who are trying to come back
A chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of old Gongola state, Wilberforce Juta said the party will win the 2019 general elections.
Juta who made this known in Abuja said his position as part member was based on the new found strength of PDP, Guardian reports.
Legit.ng gathered that he explained that the recent Supreme Court judgment that settled the leadership tussle of the party in favour Senator Ahmed Makarfi was the new found strength.
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According to him, ''Many of our top ranking members that left the party are coming back, in fact, as we speak, we are being flooded by people who are trying to come back home.
''Even some serving governors, many of them are coming back home. Just wait and see; by the time we finish the mini or special convention we are having in less than two weeks time, you will see how many people will be flooding into PDP.
''You know you don’t change a name of a party just like that. That party has been known for a long time. However, if there are other political parties that will like to form alliance with the party and maybe try to forge together, we can contemplate that.
''It is possible because these are different political parties coming together for synergy to make it stronger. They may decide to change the name but unless that happens, you don’t just go changing the name of your party with all that you have worked for over the years. I don’t see any move for changing the name of the party at all''.
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Stressing that PDP’s loss to the APC was avoidable if the early warnings of its founding fathers were heeded, he blamed the situation on the absence of internal democracy in the party.
He said: ''Even in the first place before the crisis started, I and many of us that were founding fathers of the party were not happy and so we were vindicated by what happened to the party.
We lost the government after 16 years and there was no need for that to happen if our pieces of advice were heeded''.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that former Governor Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure of Niger state revealed the what would finally destroy the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Watch this Legit.ng TV Video of meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the former President Goodluck Jonathan saying Nigerians still have faith in PDP: