By Dirisu Yakubu
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a caretaker committee in Anambra State, following the dissolution of the three parallel executives.
Inaugurating the committee at the party’s national secretariat, Chairman, National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi charged members to use the opportunity offered them to serve in the interest of the party. “You are to see that interests are protected and balanced. If we give you power, use it well and just,” Makarfi said.
Makarfi who turned 61 yesterday urged the Anambra PDP family to give him a special birthday gift by going all out “to win the governorship election,” adding that with a collective resolve, the State will return into the fold of the PDP.
In his acceptance speech, Chairman of the comnittee and former Minister of Health Professor A. B. C. Nwosu pledged the readiness of the committee to “restore Anambra to where it belongs,” even as he described the committee as “an opportunity to serve.”
“We the members of the caretaker committee as constituted here today see it as our duty to restore Anambra State to its preeminence as a PDP State. We, therefore, thank the national caretaker committee for this privilege and opportunity given to us to reclaim Anambra State
“We pledge to abide by the constitution of the party and enthrone internal democracy, which is one of the founding ideals of our great Party. We shall endeavour to keep the front door open so as to discourage all who are used to using back doors and other means. Our mantra shall be that the front door works better.
“We plead with members who have left the party to come back so that all shall join hands for the difficult task in the months ahead. “To defeat an incumbent governor is no easy task but we can do it and we will do it not by any unfair means but by reconnecting to the people and reconvincing them that PDP provides the best platform for relieving the burden of everyday living of Ndi Anambra. We are Certain that we can do this,” he said.
Former National Women leader of the party, Josephine is the secretary of the committee