Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu yesterday said that the Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP the main opposition party must be returned back to power in 2023 in order to guarantee security to all Nigerian citizens.
Addressing the party leaders at the 93rd National Executive Committee NEC at National Secretariat of the party at the Wadatta Plaza in Abuja, he said that all organs and members of the party should work to actualize this objective to return the party to power
The pariamentry opposition leader said that the resolutions of last NEC meeting of the party on August 28, 2021, the resilience of its leaders and commitment of all party members, in charting the way through the challenges had brought a deep relief to Nigerians in their confidence in the party as the only viable option to rescue our nation at this critical time.
He said: “may i once again, commend our leaders, the Board of Trustees, (BoT), the PDP Governors’ Forum, the National Working Committee (NWC), the National Caucus and indeed, all other organs of our party for our collective effort in this direction.
“With my vantage position as a parliamentarian, I make regular contact with Nigerians from all walks of life. I am happy to report to NEC that such confidence has been reinvigorated by the way and manner in which our party has handled our challenges.
“Nevertheless, it is ‘not yet uhuru’. The charge beckons on us all, now than ever before, to be even more united in jettisoning all personal interests and assuming a more nationalistic approach in all our decisions and discourses so as to provide our compatriots with the much-needed platform to forcefully rally for the task ahead.
“We must bear in mind that our decisions and activities will not only affect the fate of our party but that of Nigerians in general in their quest to salvage our nation from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC)”.
The lawmaker also said the party must therefore be guided by singular purpose of marching with its compatriots in their determined quest for a new beginning under the banner of the PDP.
He further called on leaders and elders of the party to unite while assuring them that Nigerians are solidly behind them
According to him, as long as the party remain united and its decisions reflect their aspiration for the new beginning, the followers are willing to follow to the end and that end is an inevitable victory, come 2023.
He pointed out that the citizens have suffered the most unimaginable under the All Progressives Congress APC, a nightmarish pirate ship that is only out to pillage, plunder and suppress the people.
Elumelu surmised that Nigerians cannot wait to see the APC out of office so that there can be an end to the mindless killings, terrorism, banditry, economic hardship, poverty and utter hopelessness that the APC has brought to our dear country.
“The only assurance of security and a return to life of unity, peace, national cohesion and economic prosperity is in returning the PDP to power, and Nigerians are determined to follow us to the end” he stated.
He therefore charges everyone of the members of the PDP to make sacrifices as the party gear up towards the forthcoming national convention so that they will elect competent national officers who will eventually lead us to victory.
He pointed out that one thing is sure adding that if they work hard and not relent, the Peoples’Democratic PDP will be reinstated to power, come May 29, 2023.