No­body will hi­jack PDP un­der my watch - Se­con­dus

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Saawua Terzungwe

The act­ing na­tional chair­man of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Se­con­dus has said no in­flu­en­tial mem­ber would be al­lowed to hi­jack the party un­der his watch.

Speak­ing yes­ter­day at Legacy House, Abuja, when a group known as PDP Re­birth Fo­rum paid him a cour­tesy call, Se­con­dus stressed that the party be­longed to all, es­pe­cially ‘the com­mon man.’

The PDP chief said with the Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee (NEC) ap­prov­ing the zon­ing of the 2019 pres­i­den­tial ticket to the North, the youth would play a sig­nif­i­cant role.

He said if all mem­bers of the party work to­gether, the PDP would bounce back in 2019, adding that youth and women must be ac­tively in­volved in run­ning of the party and elec­tive po­si­tions with­out hin­drance.

“The PDP will not be­long to any in­flu­en­tial per­son; it be­longs to all mem­bers es­pe­cially the peo­ple at the grass­roots. It is the demo­cratic as­set of Nige­ria. It be­longs to the com­mon man. No in­flu­en­tial per­son will stop the youth from re­al­iz­ing their po­lit­i­cal am­bi­tions of be­com­ing gov­er­nors or mem­bers of the Na­tional As­sem­bly,” he said.

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