By Adebayo Waheed, Ibadan
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson Monday led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reconciliation committee members to Ibadan, Oyo State, saying the party is determined to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.
Receiving the delegation in his Ondo Street, Bodija residence in Ibadan, the former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is not capable of solving the socio-economic and political challenges bedeviling the country.
He said that the party was not an option for Nigerians to move the country forward the way it should be.
Ladoja declared that it was only the PDP that can bring about the much needed development for Nigeria as a country especially at this crucial period in the history of the country.
“In Nigeria presently, APC is not an option. If you are talking of getting power to lift Nigerians out of poverty, serve them, it is those of us in PDP who are going to do that,” he said.
Ladoja disclosed that as at present, himself and other national chairmanship aspirants at the just concluded PDP National Convention in Abuja held discussions and resolved that they will all remain in the party.
“You would have observed that something dramatic happened at the convention when aspirants from the South-West picked a consensus candidate in Professor Tunde Adeniran. Since the convention, those of us from the South-West have been talking and all of us are remaining in the PDP,” he said.
SLadoja however lauded the reconciliation committee especially Governor Dickson, describing him as a straightforward governor.
Also speaking, a member of the committee, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide maintained that the newly elected PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus had assured the committee that the old era of people bringing issues to the national headquarters to distract the NWC were over.
“The committee met with the new national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and the new NWC. He spoke at length and passionately about how he has come in as a servant-leader, how the old order will change under his leadership, no imposition of candidates, and no impunity,” she said