Ahead of the 2019 general election, the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has orchestrated a plot aimed at dethroning the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While receiving a pressure group in Abuja known as the PDP National Rebirth Group, Prince Uche Secondus, the PDP acting National Chairman, declared that the era of godfatherism was over, Vanguard reports.
According to Secondus, the party has resolved to return to the grass-roots in a move to reclaim leadership ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Speaking further, Secondus urged anyone eager to secure the party’s ticket to make him or herself popular among the people.
In his words, “The first step towards returning the party to the grass root, who are the owners, is to kick-start the biometric membership registration nationwide in two weeks time.
“We have done the pilot scheme in Edo state and it was very successful, with this, we are going to move to the 36 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, for membership drive.
“With this development, there will be no remote control of the party by any influential individual member or groups, no one, I repeat, no one will stop anybody from realising his or her ambition of becoming anything in the party.
“In the new dispensation, the youths would be deeply involved in all the Party’s programmes and allowed them to seek for elective offices at all time in the future elections.”
Secondus assured the group that all the recommendations of the Chief Ike Ekweremadu-led Post Election Review Committee approved last week by the National Executive Committee, NEC, would be implemented to the letter by the party’s NWC.
The PDP acting chairman was however quick to reiterate that the party would pick its Presidential candidate from the Northern part of the Country in line with the Committee’s Report.
The PDP had earlier suggested it has performed better as an opposition party than the APC. But in a quick response, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, the Chief Judge of Nigeria, issued a strong warning to the party to maintain its limit within politics.