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Stop Trading Blames, Rebuild PDP, Charges Ita Giwa

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Stop Trading Blames, Rebuild PDP, Charges Ita Giwa

02 May 2015
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Senator Florence Ita Giwa

Former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters, Senator Florence Ita Giwa has urged PDP leaders in all states to earnestly commence reconciliatory processes rather than trading blames over the loss of the presidential election to the All Progressives Congress.

Ita Giwa also opined in a statement that the dissolution of the National Working Committee would be counter-productive to the unity of the party which was much needed to form a strong opposition.

She noted that most of the states were already fragmented, hence the need for genuine reconciliation in other to form formidable opposition which was a prerequisite for a strong democracy.

While admitting that she found it embarrassing throwing accusations, she submitted that lack of internal democracy and high handedness at state levels were the reasons why the PDP lost the last election.

The statement reads in part: "People were brutalised at state levels. They were treated as outcasts. These are men and women who control bloc votes. They were forced out of the party and those who remained lost their enthusiasm.
"Governor's are the leaders of the party in their states and I urge them to get down to work by reconciling aggrieved party members.

"Everybody has questions to answer. The president lost in their states but their governors won, so they should stop transferring aggressions.

"The issue is that APC has won election and the President has accepted gallantly so they should all go back to the people and mend fences. In fairness to some of them, they did very well but it should be noted that there are some leaders who are not governors but has chosen politics as a career and are willing to rebuild the party.

"What has happened is a lesson to incoming governors. They should allow internal democracy to thrive and to give respect to leaders and the electorates. "
Ita Giwa also called for a proper party convention where interested party men and women can contest elective positions.