Posted by News Express | 21 February 2017 | 1,979 times
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has said PDP will bounce back to power, urging members not to be distracted by the recent Appeal Court ruling that recognised the factional leader of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic Chairman of the party.
Emmanuel who said the judgement was a temporary setback noted that it should not dampen the collective will of the people to forge ahead knowing that something good is about to happen in the PDP. According to him, “When something good is about to happen, there must be hurdle that you must overcome. That judgment is only an hurdle but we will overcome it to reach our destination.”
Emmanuel, who was giving his goodwill message in Abuja during the emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee of the party led by Ahmed Makarfi, assured that once the passion is right, nothing is impossible and overcoming whatever hurdle to recapturing power at the centre in 2019 is not an impossibility.
Emmanuel who called on members of the party to remain resolute, United and committed to the party said with all members remaining focused, the party was sure to come back to power in 2019.
Emmanuel expressed surprise at the ruling of the Appeal Court. He asked rhetorically: “If you give a judgment to a party, with no senator, no governor, no BoT members, who then was the judgment given to?”
Earlier, the Minority Leader of the Party in the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, said the senators have absolute confidence in the Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee. He noted that PDP remains the only veritable political platform that Nigerians were waiting for.
His words: “Let me assure you that we stand on the decision taken at the Port Harcourt convention. The convention committed has not been resolved. Nigerians know that PDP is the only veritable political platform to belong to and even the aggrieved members of the APC are waiting to join us while APC as a party is also waiting for us to take over power in 2019.”
News Express reports that the meeting was hurriedly moved to the residence of the Chairman of PDP Governor’s Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, following the sealing of the International Conference Centre, the original venue for the meeting, by men of the Nigeria Police Force.
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