INTRA-PARTY TRUCE RAISES PDP’S HOPE FOR 2015 ELECTIONS
The Peoples Democratic Party National Reconciliation Committee has raised hope that the party will record overwhelming victory in the 2015 general elections, due to the on-going peace moves.
Chairman of the Committee, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, stated this during the Committee’s meeting at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Governor Dickson said already, efforts made so far, have given positive signals to a successful reconciliation of the matters it was assigned to handle.
According to him, the major success was the withdrawal of the law suit against the forthcoming convention of the party, following the Committee’s intervention.
He further stated that the Committee’s mediation in matters concerning Anambra and Ekiti State chapters of the party was another achievement, adding that Ekiti State chapter has held a post-reconciliation meeting to prepare for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the State.
Meanwhile, the Dickson led truce committee received reports from 13 non-PDP state executive committees who presented their reports on the state of the party in their respective states.
Speaking before presentation of the reports at the National Secretariat of the party, Governor Dickson said the meeting was to assess the progress made at the state chapters as well interact with State Executives of the party in states where PDP has no stronghold, so as to gain control of such states. States invited included Lagos, Oyo, Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Edo, Imo, Anambra, Borno, Nassarawa, Zamfara and Yobe States
Briefing reporters at the end of the meeting, the Committee said they had fruitful deliberations with the state chapter executives and sub committees.
They expressed confidence, that with the reunification, the party will gain control of the 13-non-PDP states as well as secure other states, given free and fair general elections.