“We have a number of challenges. We started as a dominant political party in 1999 and since then, we have been receding.
“I think it is time for us to take stock and find out why we are receding and how we can make sure that our eminent position as the leading political party in this country, as the oldest political party in this country, we regain our position.
“This is a very important challenge which I think requires a whole day seminar for us as a party to ensure that we regain our eminent position in the politics of this country and the whole of Africa.”
These were the words of the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 election, Atiku Abubakar at a programme welcome/reception of PDP governors-elect and send forth of the past PDP Governors’ Forum (PDP-GF) chairmen in Abuja.
Atiku, who served as Nigeria’s Vice President on the platform of the same PDP, regretted that the PDP formed in 1999 as a dominant political party, is passing through challenges that must be addressed.
He therefore, strongly advised party members to rise up and revamp the party to regain its eminent and dominant leadership role in Nigeria and Africa.
Atiku congratulated all the governors-elect and those re-elected on the platform of the party, asking all party members to be united and determined in the party effort to reclaim its mandate at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT).
The programme with the theme: “Good Governance at the Sub-national level: Issues, Perspectives, Expectations and Outcomes” was organised by the PDP-GF.