LAGOSâ€”Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Emmanuel Ibeshi, has described the choice of Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo as the best thing that can happen to PDP just as he stated that the party is on the road to charting a clear roadmap towards a lasting legacy in terms of leadership.
In a statement by Ibeshi, he explained that the choice of Nwodo can be attested to by all those who had worked closely with him in the past.
â€œIt is obvious that the ruling party is on the road to charting a clear road map towards a lasting legacy of making merit and integrity the fulcrum of leadership choice.
”I congratulate the BoT on this bold step in settling for Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo whose antecedents in medical practice stand him out. His brief reign over Enugu State as governor in the botched Third Republic is another testimony.
His pioneering effort as first elected National Secretary of our great party can be attested to by those of us who worked closely with him as colleagues in the Gemade-led National working Committeeâ€.
He explained â€œThe 50th-year in the life of a nation biblically regarded as year of jubilee is too precious to allow gaffes that mutate mediocrity and produce a hopeless future for our younger generations that are by all means in a hurry for self and national rediscovery!
An Okwesilieze Nwodo led PDP would certainly reposition the ruling party in the part to healing, rediscovery and repositioning for expected democratic deliverables whose dearth hath erstwhile left voters confidence badly shaken in the political experience that has lasted our nation 10 years with unbroken military supportâ€.
Calling on all the PDP members to give their support for Nwodo, Ibeshi argued â€œMay I use this opportunity to advise our teeming members who had supported other candidates who failed to emerge as Dr. Nwodo to please sheath their swords and rather join hands to support the new spirit being injected by the President, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP Board of Trustees to move our party and nation forwardâ€ adding that â€œarguments against or for a waiver in Dr. Nwodoâ€™s case is simply based on un-informed developments in the party by those who are so eked by the re-admittance of some of us who had craved reforms and internal democracy to no avail and sort expression in AC and other political parties especially AC which consisted of a greater PDP membershipâ€.