PDP leadership in strategic meeting with governorship candidates
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s governorship candidates in the 36 States of the Federation rose from a meeting yesterday with a resolution to adopt a more vigorous and strategic campaigns to win the April 11 elections.
The meeting, which was held behind closed doors at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, was presided over by the National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu.
Muazu urged the candidates to double efforts at winning the elections.
According to the source, Muazu also urged the candidates not to be discouraged by the loss suffered by the PDP in last Saturday Presidential election.
“The National Chairman was confident that the PDP will do well in the April 11 election. He told them that the presidential and National Assembly elections should be taken as a challenge that should move everyone into more serious action to win the next round of elections.”
Muazu was also quoted as having said that “With what the party has done in the last sixteen years, we should be sure of victory in the States. As we return to the electorate for the April 11, 2015 governorship and state assembly elections, we go recharged with faith in our heart. We assure all our candidates in the remaining elections that the party will stand with you, campaign with you and work vigourously to ensure your total victory at the polls.
“We call on our party faithful to remain steadfast in our renewed effort to deliver our flag bearers in the remaining elections.”
Also in attendance at the meeting were the PDP Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus; National Organising Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha; National Woman Leader, Chief Kema Chikwe, other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) and state chairmen of the party.
Candidates present at the meeting were the Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State; Senator Benedict Ayade, Cross River; Nyesom Wike, Rivers; Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, Adamawa; Senator Abdallah Wali, Sokoto; Gambo Lawan, Borno; Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi, Zamfara; and Umar Mohammed Nasko, Niger.
Also present were Senator Teslim Folarin, Oyo; Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom; Senator Gyang Pwajok, Plateau; Terhemba Tarzoor, Benue; Isiaka Gboyega, Ogun, among others.
Soon after the meeting at the Wadata Plaza, the PDP gubernatorial candidates were conveyed in two coaster buses to have another round of meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential villa.
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