By Henry Umoru
ABUJA- NATIONAL leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP declared Tuesday that the era of godfatherim was over as it has learnt its lessons and not ready to make mistakes of the past.
According to the party, it has resolved to return the PDP to the grass root ahead of the 2019 general elections and anyone who must get the party’s ticket must be popular among the people.
Speaking in Abuja when he received members of one of the Pressure Groups in the Party, PDP National Rebirth Group who paid a solidarity visit of the National Working Committee,NWC of the Party, PDP acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus assured them that all the recommendations of the Senator Ike Ekweremadu led Post Election Review Committee report approved last week by the National Executive Committee,NEC would be implemented to the letter by the NWC .
Secondus said, “the first step towards returning the party to the grass root who are the owners is to kick start the biometric membership registration nation wide in two weeks time”
“We have done the pilot scheme in Edo state and it was very successful,with this,we are going to move to the 36 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory,FCT,Abuja,for membership derive.
“With this development,there will be no remote control of the party by any influential individual member or groups,no one ,I repeat,no one will stop anybody from realising his or her ambition of becoming any thing in the party”,he assured.
Prince Secondus who reiterated that the party would pick its Presidential candidate from the Northern part of the Country in line with the Committee’s Report also assured that in the new dispensation,the Youths would be deeply involved in all the Party’s programmes and allowed them to seek for elective offices at all time in the future elections
Speaking earlier,the National Co-ordinator of the Group, Comrade Franklyn Edebe said that the Group was formed following the woeful outing of the party in the last general elections for it to contribute its quota towards its rebuilding ahead of the future elections.
Comrade Edebe who took a swipe at the All Progressives Congress,APC led Federal Government over what he termed misrule since it assumed office, however expressed confidence in the current Party’s NWC led by Secondus in remanding the party and take it to the promised land.