National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu, is confident that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will definitely produce the next president.
Senator Ayu gave the assurance at the gala night event hosted by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for PDP governors at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Port Harcourt on Sunday night.
Ayu said “Unfortunately, a very poor leadership has presented Nigeria at home and abroad as an extremely divided country.
“We must change this narrative and the only way to change this narrative and harness not just the culture, but the environment and the richness therein, is to back the Peoples Democratic Party which is determined to produce a new leadership for this country.”
Senator Ayu also enthused that Nigeria would bounce back again with the PDP at the saddle because the project of rescuing the country and making it great is realisable.
The PDP national chairman stated that the expected leadership they would offer at the national level will change the negative characteristics associated with the APC that has been used to deepen the divide among Nigerians in the country.
He expressed: “The PDP will definitely produce the next president and take the country back to the days when we were in power, when we cleared all foreign debts, when we were developing this country at reasonable speed.
“When we became the richest country on the African continent. But, today, we are the poverty capital of the world. All that will change.”
He stated that such meetings have always been used to discuss salient issues of economy, political, and others that borders on how to chart a virile Nigerian society.
“It has been ritual for PDP governors to gather and meet and discuss about the welfare of the party. And this has been rotating from one state to the other.”
“All Nigerians of goodwill who believe in this country, who believe Nigeria is going the wrong direction, ought to join us.
“And like I always say, there are two divides in Nigeria today. Those who are happy with the confusion because they are benefiting from what is happening at the centre, and those of us who are truly patriotic enough to disagree with the way our country is being governed and being run.”
“I appeal and beseech every Nigerian, even those in APC that are patriotic enough to join hands with us as we continue to march towards rescuing Nigeria together.
“I believe it is our responsibility to do so, not for ourselves, but for our younger ones and generation unborn.”
Governors present at the gala night were, Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Mohammed Bala (Bauchi), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu).
Also in attendance were the Deputy Governors of Rivers and Zamfara, Dr Ipalibo Harry-Banigo and Mahdi Aliyu Mohammed Gusau; PDP national secretary, Senator Sam Anyanwu and several other dignitaries.