Governors of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, have expressed their confidence in the ability of the new Acting National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to reposition the party and make it more inclusive as the PDP rebuilds.
The governors of the PDP in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday said the emergence of ex-governor and senator was one done, after careful selection given the battle ahead.
The statement, signed by the coordinator of the forum, Mr. Osaro Onaiwu, said “Sheriff is coming on the job with immense wealth of experience and will no doubt use his vast network to rebuild the party, restore members’ confidence and act as a counterfoil to the many antics of the present APC regime.”
The governors urged the new national chairman to avoid all diversionary tactics and work towards uniting all aggrieved members and fashion out modalities to woo new party faithfuls.
“We urge you to shun all diversionary tactics that might be thrown at you and concentrate on how to bring together all aggrieved party members as well as fashion out ways to woo new members especially the youth.
The forum is solidly behind and will deploy its support to ensure that our shared vision for our party is realized as we prepare for 2019.
It should interest you that the present regime has demonstrated that it is not ready for power. It is therefore an opportunity for your tenure to show that the PDP remains the only truly national party that can redress the fumbling and serial inconclusiveness of several programmes and agendas of the APC,” the statement read.