Chief Bode George has cautioned that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will only come back if by luck a right leadership, fair, just and committed emerge as leaders of the party.
The former deputy national chairman of the party stated this after he picked his form to contest the chairmanship position of the party on Friday. He added that his goal was to stabilise the party.
“It takes an experienced captain to stabilise a ship hit by tornado. And if you know the crisis in PDP, it is the situation the party is facing right now. But, I am happy that all is not lost, and the condition has been enhanced.
“Zoning has gone extremely well. I have paid my dues in this party and I should not be afraid of anybody. Since 1999, I never left the party to anyone. I met crisis and problem, I have been able to resolve that. I have risen meritoriously from Vice Chairman South West to Deputy Chairman South and Deputy Chairman overall. I have been able to resolve problems.
”If people vote for me, I look forward to stabilise the party and put it in right position. The ruling party should get ready for serious engagement because we have started a cohesive battle ahead 2019. So this job requires commitment, determination; it requires justice and fairness. They know me, they know me for that in the secretariat here.
“Trying to come back it is like looking back, we are lucky we got a bloody nose not a technical knockout; we will rise again.
“Everybody will have to come on board even those of our friends who were angry and left for APC they are tenants there because they were landlords in PDP. If we are lucky and we get the right leadership who is fair and just and committed in the party, they will come back.”
He will be battling the position with High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, who regardless of the zoning of PDP chairmanship position to the South West, has picked the form to run.
Others who may challenge George are former Ogun state governor, Gbenga Daniel and the party’s governorship flag bearer for Lagos state in 2015, Jimi Agbaje.
The party’s national convention is slated to hold on August 17 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
By Ebere Ndukwu …
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