FORMER Minister of Information, Chief Dapo Sarumi, yesterday formally rejoined the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, just as he charged members to work together for the success of the party.
Chief Sarumi said this when he met with leaders and members of the party in Lagos.
While charging members of the party to sheathe their swords and unite to move the party forward, he said his returning to the PDP was to restore the lost glory of the party.
He also said he was committed to bringing about positive change into the fold, but urged that all hands must be on deck if the PDP was to win elections in Lagos State.
According to him, â€œthe ingredients of revitalization of the PDP is there. What we are bringing into the PDP is not another faction but to ensure victory for the party in the next governorship polls. We are here to work. The focus of the party should not be on group, the battle is not within, the battle is without. If you believe that the job cannot be done, get away for others to do the job.â€
The former Information Minister said the focus of the party should be how to wrest power from the ruling Action Congress in Lagos, and maintained that if this feat is to be achieved, there is need to reactivate the party at the state level.
â€œThe major thing is for us to win Lagos State. I know we donâ€™t have enough time, but we must come together to win Lagos. This is not the time to talk, but the time for all of us to work. This is not a time to form factions, we will all remain one and reactivate the party and by Godâ€™s grace, we will win,â€he stated.
Earlier in his address, the partyâ€™s state chairman, Mr Setonji Koshoedo commended Sarumi for returning to the fold, but urged members to work for the progress of the party.
He said â€œPDP must come together to become one, we are adding a shark to our party and this is a sign of good things to come to PDP. I know something is going to happen. We have started seeing the signs. Chief Sarumi has gone round but I will implore all of us to work together as from now on.â€