- Chief Bode George has disclosed how the opposition Peoples Democratic Party would take back Aso Rock in 2019
- George, a former vice chairman of the PDP, claims working with member of the party would achieve the goal
- He also plans to use his experience and wisdom to restore the party back in power
Chief Bode George on Friday, October 6, said if made the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he would work with well meaning members of the party to get the presidential power in 2019.
He added that he would deploy experience and wisdom to rescue and position (PDP) to regain power.
The former deputy national chairman of PDP disclosed that he would mend fences between aggrieved members of the party and heal old wounds.
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The PDP chieftain addressing members of the party in Lagos, promised to resuscitate the dream and principles of the PDP founding fathers as enshrined in the constitution of the party.
He said: “I have learned the ropes and I have been guided by the collective wisdom of our leaders across our great nation. I fully understand the precepts, the mechanisms and the constitution of our party.
“I know the tradition, the culture, the guiding ethos and the normative patterns that our leaders have built and nurtured for so many years. If elected, I am willing and ready to work with everyone regardless of personal differences to mend the broken places, to heal the ancient wounds, to reconcile the feuding factions and ultimately ensure that we strengthen our collective brotherhood and speak with one voice to regain victory in 2019.
“I will never compromise our foundational principles of justice, fairness and equity as enshrined in the constitution of our party. We will equally accord all our governors and legislators at both state and national levels the necessary pride of place and honour in this new dawn. We will protect their interests and help to enhance their effectiveness.
“If I am given the privilege to serve, I will never play the role of an overlord. I will serve with dignity and diligence. I will respect the mighty and the low without discrimination. Together, we will remove impunity. Together, we will restore discipline and fair play. We will always insist on internal democracy.
“Our party needs a rescue. Our party needs redemption. Our party deserves a balanced, experienced, tested, trusted and faithful hand. Our party needs a team player and a unifying leadership. Our party needs stability. Our party needs a patriotic emblem, a standard bearer undetained by tribal fixity.
“Here and now, I am humbly making a stand and a declaration as an aspirant for the position of the office of the National Chairman of our party with a vision to serve as a bridge builder, as a peace-maker and as a healer of the broken places."
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In a previous report by NAIJ.com, a fresh crisis has reportedly ensued between members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over some south south governors' choice of national party chairman.
There are reports that some governors are trying to impose Prince Uche Secondus as the next party chairman.
Daily Trust reports that credible sources within the party said some members of the PDP National Caretaker Committee and other key players were divided over Secondus’ choice by some governors, but were handling the situation to avoid crisis.
Nigerians want PDP back in 2019 - Goodluck Jonathan declares at PDP caucus meeting - on NAIJ.com TV.