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PDP has overcome its challenges, says South South chairman


Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South South, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi has said that the party has a brighter future than what most people can imagine.

He said that having overcome the critical hurdle of the national chairmanship, PDP was now better positioned for conquest while reconciliation would resolve the remaining differences.

“From this moment henceforth, it is reconciliation. You know normally after congresses, you mend fences; our job is to tell them look we are one family, its one of those things that we should work together because its only when we are united that we can win elections,” he stated in an interview with The Guardian.

Ogidi who was a former chairman of PDP in Delta state was convinced that the party was coming out stronger and better adding that the main objective was to take over the federal government in 2019.

His words: “Our goal is to win and take over the seat of government at the federal level. But for now all hands are on deck to win the Edo governorship election.

“We have mobilized and talking to our brothers in Edo to put aside their differences and grievances, and join forces together to win the election. We lost the Edo election because we had problems in the house, but this time it’s going to be different as we are almost resolving the internal issues.”

He was optimistic that by the time the party produced its candidate, that they would win the election.

Also, a Special Adviser (Reconciliation and Conflict Management) to the national chairman of the party, Chief Ighoyota Amori has said that the differences and squabbles among members were manifestation of the strength and popularity of PDP.

According to him, after the party lost the 2015 general elections it was expected that PDP would be totally rejected arguing that the contrary was the case.

“PDP is a strong and popular party; ordinarily when a party loses an election there will be rejection in the party but now because the APC has not been able to deliver everybody is trying to grab a space in PDP,” he told The Guardian.

He claimed that because PDP operates an open door policy some persons that have been accommodated were now abusing the privileges and becoming mischievous in the process of seeking recognition.

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