By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA—Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has enjoined party members to be guided by the principles of mutual accommodation and the knowledge that power comes from God.
Makarfi stated this yesterday while inaugurating caretaker committees for Lagos and Kwara states at PDP national secretariat, Abuja.
According to him, knowledge of the infinite power of God to give and take will enable people live together with little or no rift.
“Power comes from God; In whatever we do, let us be guided by this singular knowledge. You can’t be too smart for God. You can’t be too rich or too poor. You must always have mutual accommodation for one another. This guiding principle will make it easier for us to live with one another,” Makarfi counselled.
The NCC Chairman also urged the committee members to brace up with their enormous responsibilities which he said includes the setting up of local government and ward caretaker committees as well as preparations for the congresses at the ward and local government levels.
In his words, the ‘real politicking’ is at the ward and local government levels where those vying for offices at the forthcoming congresses ought to make themselves known to the electorate with their policies and programmes.
“So you can begin the more difficult job. Your responsibility is to set up local government and ward caretaker committees. That is where the real politicking is. There is intense politicking at the local government and ward levels so that we can begin preparations for the congresses at the state, local governments and wards.
“A state that has 30 local governments for instance has to set up 30 caretaker committees. Not everyone can find accommodation in the caretaker committees. Those who want to aspire into the elective offices should not aspire to be members of the caretaker committees,” he said.
“As you consult to constitute caretaker committees , bear this in mind: Let those interested in elective offices begin to present themselves to the card carrying members of the party,” he advised.