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Era of use and dump must end in PDP - Mua'zu

By The Citizen
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The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu, has said the era of use and dump must stop in the party.

Mu'azu stated in a statement in Abuja on Saturday that rather than trade blame among party members over the result of the 2015 presidential election, the party should see the outcome as an opportunity to reinvent itself and retake power in 2019.

The PDP chairman has come under intense pressure to resign following the disastrous outing of the party in the last general elections.

It could be recalled that state governors of the party had at their meeting, which was also attended by Mu'azu and two other members of the National Working Committee in Abuja on Wednesday, demanded the resignation of the NWC members.

The governors were said to have argued that it was better for the NWC members to leave and allow fresh hands run the affairs of the party.

Mu'azu, however, said instead of wasting time, energy and resort to blame game over the party's failed bid to win the presidential election, the party must move ahead.

'The result of the 2015 presidential election is the elixir the PDP needs to reinvent itself and retake power in 2019 instead of wasting time, energy and resorting to mudslinging and blame game over the party's failed bid to win a fourth consecutive presidential election victory.

'Stories spreading like wild fire in the social media about schisms in our party can only energise the incoming administration of the All Progressives Congress and their wish list that include the burial of the PDP.

'But we can shock them with our usual resilience and ability to turn the tables particularly as they are already developing a tottering ineptitude in their transition progression to power.

'Our game plan is to provide a virile opposition to the new government, which we have already graciously given a lifeline by conceding defeat and avoiding a calamitous battle in the courts.

'The international community have noted this great act of statesmanship on our part and we shall continue in this mode to show our commitment towards entrenching democracy in our country,” he said.

The former Governor of Bauchi State added that time had come for members of the party to reinvent themselves, show great maturity and map out a strategy that will return the party to power in 2019.