One of the contestants to the position of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Tunde Adeniran, has promised to overrun the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forth coming 2019 presidential election if he becomes the National Chairman of the Party.
Adeniran made the promise when his delegation paid a courtesy visit on the Cross River State governor, Prof. Ben Ayade in Calabar to canvass for the governor’s support during the coming national convention.
He said the party, having played the opposition role in the last few years, needs an experienced National Chairman who will confront the challenges facing it head on, saying he was offering his service as a response to the needs of the party.
“We want to ensure that the party is revived and I want to say that if I am the party chairman, we will not be in the opposition after the next election,” and promised to carry everybody along even as he hoped that Governor Ayade will give him the needed support during the convention.
Also speaking, a member of the Board of Trustees, Prof. Jerry Gana assured that with Prof. Adeniran as chairman, the party will reinvent itself, noting that he has the experience and integrity to rework the party and bring it to winning ways.
Prof. Gana, a former minister of Information, said the party was in need of a mature leader who will carry every member along.
Replying, the state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade expressed surprises at the lack of consensus by contestants despite efforts to get them to agree, saying such attitude was not healthy for the party.
“Power is like a wind; it will soon blow away. It is not good when efforts have been made to find a common ground only to meet a blockage. This is not healthy for our party. It is only a successful success can be successfully secured,” Ayade said.