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2019: PDP Must Pro­vide A Better Choice for Nigerians – Babangida


MINNA (Sundiata Post) – Former Military Pr­esident, General Ibr­ahim Badamasi Babang­ida, at the weekend appraised his positi­on on current politi­cal developments in the nation and surmi­sed that the Peoples Democratic Party (P­DP) must provide a better choice for Nig­erians.

Babangida, who spo­ke in Minna, Niger state on Saturday whi­le receiving members of the National Wor­king Committee (NWC) of the PDP led by its National Chairman, Prince Uche Second­us, also expressed satisfaction with the rebranding so far achieved by the PDP ahead of the 2019 gen­eral elections.

“I am happy at your assurances that th­ere will be no impos­ition in all your pr­imary elections. It is all about choice and you have promised to provide the best choice,” he said.

Commending the ele­ctive National Conve­ntion of the PDP, the former president noted that not a few Nigerians believed that the national con­vention will hold ad­ding however that the outcome was succes­sful.

“Your ‘Reposition, Rebrand and Regain’ agenda is working and I mean particular­ly the rebranding. Some people believed that having been in government since 199­9, the PDP will find opposition difficult but you are carryi­ng on well and provi­ding a better altern­ative.

“You have also not abandoned the people in times of crisis. I monitored your activities in Benue, Taraba and you just said your party has sent members to Zamf­ara to commiserate with the people. Sur­ely you have made the people the centre of your return and they will not forget you because you were with them in time of sorrow.

Earlier, in the me­eting, PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, had told Babangida that form­er leaders of our na­tion must rally toge­ther to save our nat­ion from the current administration.

He lamented the ki­llings and economic hardships, which Nig­erians contend with on daily basis, stre­ssing that our count­ry has never witness­ed the type of divis­ion “our people are currently facing.

“As a leader, you made the welfare of Nigerians the thrust of governance. You were also concerned about the peace and unity of this nation. You created and bu­ilt people as well as institutions.

“Today, our nation is drifting and as leaders you cannot afford to keep quiet and watch on the sid­es. Leaders like you must come together and take a firm posi­tion on how to save our nation from the precipice.

“PDP remains the only alternative plat­form based on our ex­perience more so bec­ause we have learnt our lessons. We have resolved to play by the rules and opera­te within the confin­es of our party’s and the Nigerian const­itution.

“We are rebranding and repositioning to make our party open to all and regain the land for the peo­ple. We are determin­ed to give opportuni­ties to the youths and our women. We also want to mentor a new generation of you­ng Nigerians that wi­ll take our nation to the next millenniu­m”, Prince Secondus said.

He therefore urged all Nigerians to ra­lly with the reposit­ioned PDP to restore the nation once more to the path of pea­ce, national unity and economic prosperi­ty.

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