The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has introduced new strategies aimed at dislodging the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections.
Some of the strategies were made known during the official handover notes to the party’s new national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, by his predecessor, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, at the party’s national secretariat, yesterday, in Abuja.
Speaking at the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) hall shortly after taking over, Secondus said the new leadership would avoid pressure on minor issues, saying it would concentrate more on winning 2019.
He explained that the party would decentralise power to states to free the centre, adding that only serious issues relating to 2019 would be accorded priority.
According to him, the states and zones would be given powers to act on pertinent issues bothering on conflict, adding that such issues would not be allowed to distract the centre.
He said the PDP was working towards zero tolerance for corruption during primaries ahead of 2019, adding that party leaders won’t be distracted by the antics of the APC.
Secondus who said the APC was “running a broken government” noted that the PDP NWC was embarking on a retreat in order to come up with a policy statement in a few days’ time.
The new PDP chief also mandated state chairmen of the party to start reacting to national issues in their respective areas of jurisdiction, saying, “imposition and era of impunity is gone.”
The party pledged to reach out to all those who lost elections at last Saturday’s convention in order to have a united family, saying “no victor, no vanquished.”
According to Secondus, “the APC is running a broken government so we need to rescue the nation by taking over power in 2019. Nigerians can no longer be fooled by false propaganda; they will hear the truth and the truth will save Nigeria.
“The new exco knows only one thing and that is winning elections; we must win elections in 2019,” he said.