By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—THE leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, boasted that it stands as the only vehicle through which development can be delivered at the grassroots level.
In a statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the party, however hailed the smooth and peaceful conduct of local government elections inKadunaandBenuestates, respectively.
Metuh while congratulating the PDP chapters in these states, commended the PDP’s dedication to democratic principles in accepting the results in some areas where the party lost in Kaduna State, adding: “We are poised to end the bad loser syndrome in Nigerian politics. In the areas we lost, we are prepared to go back to the drawing board and work hard to reclaim them.”
According to the PDP spokesman, “the fact that we are ready to concede to winners in other parties should be a lesson in political tolerance to other opposition parties who see electoral contests as battles to be won at all costs.
“The PDP is particularly delighted with its victory inBenueStatewhich the opposition ACN had falsely laid claim to being their territory.
“The results of the polls have finally put the lie to the ACN’s claims of strength in Benue and other states. The PDP advised the elected council officials to focus on serving the people and not let the party down.”