'Don’t dump PDP' - BoT Chairman begs members
The acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, has begged to members planning to decamp to have a change of heart.
He made the appeal in Abuja on Thursday, April 28, at the party’s 70th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
While he acknowledged that the party has made some bad choices, he said leaving the party is not the solution.
"Many of us who are founding members of PDP will not leave the PDP and the PDP will never die. We will continue to be in PDP," Jibrin said.
"Whatever mistake that is there in the party, we must be there to correct it and make our contribution, leaving PDP is not the answer.
"I will like to appeal to everyone who intends to leave PDP to stop that, we must unite and all work together in order to build PDP.
"PDP is within a very good marking and I do not think I see anything wrong with PDP.
"Every party has its own problems and we should use our own problems positively.
"Am sure soon, the whole problem in PDP will be resolved," he assured.
Also speaking at the meeting, the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, said that as the national convention approaches, it is expected that there would be disagreements.
He urged members to resolve such disagreements without delay.
"So I like to appeal to our party men and women that we must find a way of resolving our differences in the best interest of our party.
"PDP is the only party in Nigeria which we can say belongs to everybody and to nobody.
"The time is now for us to make sacrifices and to show compromise so that the party will remain strong.
"It is also a time for us to show alternative to what is going on in the country currently, so that Nigerians can trust us again with governance in 2019," Ekweremadu said.
Speaking on behalf of PDP Governors' Forum, Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, pledged the loyalty of the forum to the decision of the NEC of the party.