2019 Polls: PDP Chairmen Meet In Akwa Ibom, Strategize For Victory
October 18, 2017

2019 Polls: PDP Chairmen Meet In Akwa Ibom, Strategize For Victory

By Martins Inyangetoh-

The Chairmen of the State Chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Nigeria, Wednesday met in Akwa Ibom, the home state of the Chairman of all Chairmen of the Party; Obong Paul Ekpo, to review the state of affairs of the party and strategize for victory in the forthcoming General election in 2019.

The meeting which is one of the many meetings convened at the instance of Obong Ekpo after being elected the Chairman of all Chairmen of PDP and after the party had successfully gone through a number of court cases, is described as the meeting of all meetings billed for the utmost deliberation on the State of affairs and the way forward for the party, while strategizing for victory in 2019.

Speaking with the Press at his residence, Obong Ekpo expressed his gratitude to God who has brought his colleagues safely to the state for the October meeting and also thanked the Chairmen for honouring the invitation.

His words; “the reality today is that we have 36 State chairmen of our party in Akwa Ibom and that we have the first meeting out of Abuja in my state with a cogent reason of letting my colleagues know more about their chairman, and that, this meeting is the continuation of the various meetings that we normally have in Abuja with the common aim of strategising to win in 2019 likewise deliberate on the way forward in improving the welfare of the party members and supporters”.

He further added that, “as major stakeholders of the party, it is pertinent to often than not call for a meeting such as this so as to deliberate on a number of issues that will aid the process of rebranding the party for easy and smooth take over of the leadership from the center come 2019 and such issues are Constitution amendment, how to raise Funds for the forthcoming convention, and other General discussions of the welfare of the party”.

In his brief remarks, the Benue State PDP Chairman, John Ngbede, described Akwa Ibom State as a peaceful State and a state blessed with great Leaders such as Obong Ekpo.He said that the meeting was long overdue as the Party remains the only alternative for Nigerians because having felt the unwanton failure of the APC led Federal Government, there is need for PDP to take over power at the center and bring Nigeria back to her pride of place in the city of Nations.

In a similar remarks, the PDP Chairman of Edo State; Chief Orbi Dan described PDP as one united family always ready to deliver devidends of democracy to its people, stressing that the APC’s woeful failure has made the process to take over power from the center easy for PDP because the party is indirectly campaigning for PDP by its obvious failure in all sectors especially as Nigerians are faced with so much Hunger,poverty, insecurity etc

Hon Felix Hassan Hyat ,Kaduna State Chairman of PDP in his remarks, said that the party is worthy of commendation as the Leaders at the National,Zones,State,Chapter and ward levels are working assiduously to integrate the party in their respective levels, while assuring that the success of such integration and unity will translate to the unity of the entire Party which will berth the success story of the party in 2019 General Elections. He added that Akwa Ibom is a very hospitable state.

Others who spoke during the event were Rivers State PDP Chairman, Hon Felix Obuah, Bauchi PDP State Chairman, Hon Koghe A. Hamza, Katsina PDP State; Majigiri Salisu, Chairman, Ondo State PDP Chairman, Hon Fabojede O.C. Clement among others.