APC has not proven it won 2015 polls - Ciroma

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or­di­nary Nige­ri­ans, and should be chal­lenged for not de­liv­er­ing the de­sired change to the na­tion.

Ad­dress­ing mem­bers and lead­ers of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), led by Se­na­tor Walid Jib­rin, who vis­ited him at his res­i­dence in Abuja, yes­ter­day, Ciroma said the PDP re­mains the party to beat in the 2019 gen­eral elec­tions.

He called on the APC to play what he called “the right­ful role”, by en­sur­ing that “or­di­nary Nige­ri­ans” feel the im­pact of its gov­er­nance.

“Pol­i­tics must al­ways be there and there must be peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in it. But we must en­sure the eco­nomic sta­bil­ity of the or­di­nary cit­i­zens. Ev­ery party that has the chance to rule also has the chance to make mis­takes, but, I in­sist, peo­ple must play the right role in pol­i­tics and that role must im­pact pos­i­tively on the or­di­nary peo­ple.

“I want the APC to play the right­ful role. They talked about the PDP now as if the APC does not ex­ist. The APC must make mis­takes, so, all of you (PDP lead­ers) must be ready.

“I warned PDP lead­ers be­fore the elec­tions, that they should be ready for any even­tu­al­ity that takes place.

“To­day, PDP didn’t lose and APC didn’t win be­cause APC has a lot to do,” he said.

BoT chair­man Walid Jib­rin said the visit was to seek ad­vice from Ciroma on how to deepen in­ter­nal democ­racy in the PDP and Nige­ria at large.

Also, a former min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion, Prof Jerry Gana, who was part of the del­e­ga­tion, said “Nige­ria is go­ing through dif­fi­cult times.”

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