From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
Three former presidents of the Senate have stressed the need for the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), to unite and work hard to take over the leadership of the country in 2023.
The former presidents of the Senate, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, Senator David Mark and Sen. Bukola Saraki, stated this yesterday at the PDP North Central Zonal Congress held at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
Ayu who was overjoyed that one of the founding members of the party, Prof. Jerry Gana, had finally returned to the party after sojourning elsewhere, assured that the present crop of leaders of the party would team up to ensure victory for the party at all levels in 2023.
“Now that the people of Nigeria have tasted a second wife, they now know how beautiful PDP is. And with the return of Gana, the PDP will get back on track in 2023 and the whole of North Central will be governed by the PDP.
“Even though Nigeria is on the verge of disintegration, Nigerians should not be deterred by the failed government of APC,” Ayu said, assuring that the PDP is coming up stronger and better to take over the governance in 2023.
Aligning with the views of Ayu, Sen. David Mark added that the prevailing situation in the country is the primary reason Nigerians need to “change the change.”
Also speaking, the immediate past Senate President and Chairman, PDP Reconciliatory Committee, Dr. Bukola Saraki, said it was time for the North Central to go and recover its mandate from the remaining five states.
“It’s time for us to go back and reclaim our mandate from the remaining five states of the North Central because the zone belongs to PDP and that journey has started with the return of Jerry Gana. The future of Nigeria rests with the PDP,” Saraki said.
He charged all PDP leaders to go back and work together in unity to recover the mandate.
“We must also continue to retain FCT. We must go back and send a message that PDP has woken up and is now on the map to take the country,” Saraki said.