The arrowhead of the Concerned PDP Stakeholders, the group that spearheaded strong opposition to the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by its sacked National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, Professor Jerry Gana, has applauded the outcome of the Port Harcourt national convention of the party,.
According to him, the aim of his group has been achieved.
Gana, who said the new National Caretaker Chairman of the Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi is one of them, said they were looking forward to working with the new leadership in moving the party forward.
The former Minister of Information spoke on Tuesday in an interview.
Gana said: “We want to appreciate the efforts on all sides, both those who gathered with us in Abuja and those who went to Port Harcourt. The key objectives have been achieved because we wanted a leadership that is credible, a leadership that will emerge through a constitutional process.
“They realised that some of the congresses were not done properly, they also realised that the processes of zoning were not acceptable and that the process of putting the former chairman was not acceptable and so, a lot of very important decisions have been taken which are in the overall interest of the progress of both our party and believe me, even of the nation.
“The convention has been postponed, there will be a proper convention and in the interim we have both the Board of Trustees and the National Caretaker Committee and I believe that they will work together and we will also cooperate with them to redirect the party, sanitise the party and ensure that we have a strong united and vibrant party. That is what we want”.
He went on to say that “Where we were (at Abuja Convention ground), we were being consulted on a regular basis by some of the leaders who were in Port-Harcourt. To be fair to them, they were phoning us, through the chairman of the Governors Forum. We were in consultation.
Gana however insisted that the PDP’s Board of Trustees, BoT, must be central to efforts at repositioning the party.
According to him, the BoT, as a constitutional body help the National Caretaker Committee for them to do their work well, adding that this will make the party strong again.
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