PDP Aspirants Must Be Service Driven - Nwodo

Source: SAINT MUGAGA - thewillnigeria.com

ABUJA, July 21, (THEWILL) - National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo has declared that anybody aspiring to fly the Party’s flag in 2011 must to see it as a call to duty and a platform for service delivery.

Nwodo who spoke when he met with PDP delegates from Imo State at Transcorp Hotel, Abuja assured that under his leadership, the Party would not only be a platform for service delivery but that the Party’s core value must return.

He said that the Party must act as a vehicle to convey good service to the populace if it hopes to remain relevant.

The chairman noted that everything should be done to return the Party to the people pointing out that founding fathers arrived at the name Peoples Democratic Party from a list of 54 names and were guided by the need to have the people as the cornerstone of the Party.

Nwodo’s declaration, which was contained in a statement issued by his media assistant, Ike Abonyi said that the chairman explained to the people how the party arrived at the various symbols including colour, and the umbrella emblem.

He however regretted that rather than the umbrella provide cover for all, "we have torn and scattered it fighting.

"We must repair this umbrella to provide cover for all.

Nwodo explained his reform agenda to the delegates including his proposed registration which was received with applause. According to him "there should be no bottleneck to registration of members into the Party".

The National Chairman said that his aim is to make PDP comparable to the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, noting that it is ironic that PDP prides itself as the largest Party in Africa yet it is afraid of election.

The meeting, which was attended by who is who in Imo State politics had in attendance the State Governor, Ikedi Ohakim, immediate past governor and former Minister of Commerce, Achike Udenwa, Chief Emmanuel Iwanyanwu, PDP South-East Vice Chairman Olisa Metu, Senators and Representatives Members of old and new, serving Ministers and former Ministers from the State among others, agreed to burry their differences to embrace peace.

A Ten Member Committee was set up to continue the search for peace in the state.