By Sunday Iduh
The new Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Iyorchia Ayu says the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP under his leadership would strengthen the internal democratic processes of the PDP to make it very strong and united.
He stated this at the International Conference Centre, Abuja shortly after taking the oath of office along with other members of the NWC of the PDP.
“Apart from reviving the People’s Democratic Institute, alternate platforms would be created within the party to actively engage young people and women to design a new development agenda for the party,” he stated.
Dr Ayu gave assurances that the NWC would work harmoniously with other stakeholders of the party to redeem Nigeria from the economic and security challenges, secessionist agitations and debt burden among others brought on the people by the ineffective APC government.
He called on PDP members and other Nigerians not to loose hope but keep their hope alive as the party was poised to embark on programmes and policies that would improve and secure the quality of lives of all Nigerians.
Earlier, in a remark, Chairman of the National Convention Committee who is also the Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri disclosed that the convention that produced Senator Ayu and other NWC members was adjudged the best in the history of the party, due to the ingenuity and team spirit of party members.
He maintained that the PDP remains the only political party in the country equipped with institutional capacity and human resources that would always provide the right answers to the various development challenges in Nigeria and charged the new NWC to work hard, in order to reduce the internal rancour in the party.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and his predecessor, Senator Gabriel Suswam, as well as the State PDP Chairman, John Ngbede led the delegation from the state to the inauguration ceremony.
Former President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan was represented at the event by the former Vice President, Architect Namadi Sambo.