- Senator Ahmed Makarfi has sent a powerful message to PDP members ahead of 2023 election
- Makarfi advised the party members to focus more on rebuilding the party
- The former acting chairman of the party said the leadership of the party should allow youth to contribute their quota in developing the party
Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the former acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on leaders of the party at all levels to give youths a chance in the building process of the party.
Leadership reports that Makarfi, who stated this when members of the Kaduna state PDP Like Minds paid him a courtesy visit in Kaduna, emphasised the need for PDP leaders to give youths more opportunity to contribute their quota in resuscitating the party and eventual taking over of the leadership as they plan towards subsequent elections.
Legit.ng gathered that Makarfi, former governor of the state said: “Politicking is about forming government. If you won’t form government, why suffer yourself?”
He urged stakeholders of the party in the state to be focused in building the party rather than focusing on contest which is still far away.
”You can only win election on a strong party platform. I will rather be a member of winning party than a candidate of a dead party.” he said
The chairman of the group, Alhaji Ibrahim Dan’inna, explained that the group was formed as a result of political development in the state.
Dan’inna commended the party leader for the role he played to increase the party performance in the last general elections, relative to what was obtainable in 2015 which is evident in the quantum of votes the party garnered in the last general elections.
He said: “The group has set up a committee to look into what transpired before, during and after the 2019 general election leading to electoral robbery of our mandates that was freely given by the electorate in the state.”
Other speakers in the meeting urged the leader of the party in the state to ensure that consensus is built among the stakeholders of the party at the state level and beyond.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that PDP began early plans to take over power at the centre from incumbent Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
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