By Henry Umoru
ABUJA — NATIONAL Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has warned that if Nigeria as a country must develop and meet its set targets, governors elected on the platform of the party must exceed their predecessors in their achievements.
The PDP national chairman charged PDP governors and all elected officials to ensure that they continue in the provision of education, food production, security, among others for the people.
Speaking when he received Governor Abdulfataih Ahmed of Kwara State, in Abuja, weekend, Tukur, who likened this to a family setting, said every father wants his child to achieve more than what he achieved and every child also aspires to be greater than the father.
He noted that the current NWC had made up its mind to surpass the achievements of the previous administrations, adding that, that is what every political office holder should aspire to.
Tukur said: “We have come to do better than the previous teams. We expect every governor to do better than his predecessor as that is the only way the country could improve and grow.”
Tukur, who commended the Kwara State governor for sustaining the agriculture revolution in the state, noted that agriculture remained one of the key interests of his led NWC, adding: “You are making good use of the land, water and the people.”
Earlier in his address, Gov. Ahmed, who was at the PDP Legacy House with the party’s state working committee, congratulated the Tukur-led NWC, adding: “There is no substitute for experience. We are happy to identify with you. We thank God for making you the chairman of the party.
“We are happy we are part of PDP. PDP has done very well in the last years given the fact that it is a party hurriedly put together. From 1999 till date, PDP has done well given where the country is coming from. Against all odds, we are moving forward.”