A federal legislator representing Amuwo-Odofin federal constituency in Lagos State, in the House of Representatives, Hon. Oghene Egoh, has hinted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which he described as the most democratic party in Africa, will unite all factions and move the party forward against 2019.
Egoh stated this last weekend when he inaugurated the executives of the party congress held at his constituency in Festac Town, Lagos, adding that the occasion was also to formalise the party congress executive as the Commissioner of Oaths was there to swear them in.
According to him, “In a big party like the PDP, where there is democracy, there will always be babel of forces. People will wish to agree to disagree. As we stand here, agreements have being reached in Abuja and decisions have been reached. Therefore we hope that in the next one week we will have Marakafi administering the party, while all faction will be united to move the party forward.”
He added that presently, negotiations are ongoing in the party, “we still have to talk to Ali Modu Sheriff, and I am sure the party will be settled. This shows that the PDP can settle itself because the party is a great party.
“It is the only party that does not have a president but still unites all the various units in the country which have divergent views. We are not worried about the factions in the party, anybody can stand and say he is a leader but we will all be united soon.”
On the inauguration of executives who emerged in the constituency congress, Egoh said: “I am delighted that you are here for the inauguration of the executive which emerged through the congress. The election has been held long ago at the time the party stipulated that the congress should be held, the people here all bought forms and formal congress was formed.
“The police and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have signed the result. All we are doing today is to formalise it by calling the Commissioner of Oaths to sworn them in.
“These crop of people elected are generally accepted, and everybody is happy which shows their acceptability in the constituency. I want to assure every constituents that with this crowd, we can defeat All Progressives Congress (APC).”
Meanwhile, the lawmaker stated that there is bound to be some difficulties in the first year of the present administration, and I can assure you that if you see what is happening today, you don’t need to ask how the APC government has fared.
“Look at the price of various commodities in the market, you see that it is more than doubled. Even the price of fuel is high, it came at a very bad time. The dollar is down and our oil production is down.
“No electricity, therefore, it is left to you to decide which government is better-APC or PDP which is capable. Right now PDP is the party people are looking forward to. The message to the new Excos is to be diligent in their work, consult before taking decisions and make sure the monthly ward meetings holds, while the local government council will continue to meet regularly to unite the party.”