By Festus Ahon
ASABA—Delta State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Dr. Chris Ekiyor, yesterday called on the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to re-strategise and build a strong opposition with a view to reclaiming the government at the centre in 2019 rather than trade blames on the outcome of the 2015 presidential election.
Ekiyor, a former National President of Ijaw Youth Congress, IYC, in a chat with newsmen in Asaba, blamed President Goodluck Jonathan’s failure to secure a second term on PDP’s leadership and the president’s political appointees.
Advising the PDP leadership to take responsibility for the poor outing of the party at the presidential election, he appealed to them not to add to the pains of throwing the PDP into opposition.
He said: “Many of our party leaders and President Jonathan’s appointees lost the election in their units, wards, local governments and states.”
Ekiyor insisted that the party would have fared better, if the party leadership had provided direction to its followers.
He held that the party’s hierarchy should be more sincere with itself and work towards 2019, lamenting that some of them spent their personal funds and time for the party during the elections.
Reiterating that the party leadership should allow the sleeping dog to lie, Ekiyor said; “As a party, we need to go back to the drawing board and start working because 2019 is just around the corner.”