- Gbenga Daniel, the former governor of Ogun state, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) needs a good presidential candidate to win 2019 presidential election
- Daniel said if elected as national chairman of PDP, he would ensure that the party wins the forthcoming election
- He maintained that the party will pursue aggressive economic diversification if it comes back to power
Gbenga Daniel, the former governor of Ogun state and aspirant for the position of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, has pledged to return the party to the people at the grassroots.
Daily Sun reports that Daniel made the vow in Gombe state at a meeting with party officials at the state and local government level as well as delegates for the national convention of the party, which held at the state PDP secretariat.
"Part of the problem of the party was impunity and lack of internal democracy. I promise to tackle this by returning the party to the people if elected as national chairman comes December 9," he said.
He said the top-bottom approach adopted by the party contributed immensely to the downfall of the party in the 2015 presidential election, stressing that the PDP would have fared better when the people at the grassroots are allowed equal opportunity in decision-making.
The former governor said with its population and landmass, the north has no business with poverty, stressing that if elected as national chairman, he would ensure the party wins the 2019 presidential election for the PDP to pursue aggressive economic diversification.
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He said: "Support us to reorganize the PDP to change the change and to utilize our capacity and potentials to take our country to the next level.
"For the party to get back to power, the PDP need a good presidential candidate, for us to have a good president, we must have a good national chairman. I am here because I want you to make me the next national chairman of the party."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that PDP raised allegations against the President Buhari-led federal government.
In a statement by the party on Wednesday, November 8, it claimed that the APC-led government has marked 50 members of the party for arrest.
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