Ombugadu Joins PDP National Chairmanship Race

Sunday Aborisade in Abuja

Nasarawa State-born David Ombugadu has joined the race for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

A pressure group in the main opposition political party, the PDP Frontliners, disclosed this in a statement it made available to journalists in Abuja yesterday.

The group said Ombugadu would ensure the strategic repositioning of the PDP towards restoring party values and vibrancy.nIn a statement signed by the President of the group, Alhaji Hussein Mohammed; Secretary, Moses Abidemi and the Publicity Secretary,  Mr. Dan Okafor, they disclosed that some concerned stakeholders have begun serious consultations towards making the Ombugadu’s ambition a reality.

They added that Ombugadu was being drafted into the chairmanship race as a consensus candidate at both the North Central geopolitical zone and national level.

Part of the statement read: “PDP’s renewal of commitment to party values and the actualisation of a much sought repositioning can be more actualised by David Ombugadu.

“His vibrant mobilisation in Nasarawa State has given PDP the needed vibrancy and representation that includes nine seats in the state House of Assembly, leaving APC with 10 and other parties with five.”

They further emphasised that in record time, Ombugadu only narrowly lost the governorship election in an erstwhile APC state, and united the PDP forces on ground to secure the position of the Deputy Speaker in the state House of Assembly along with a senatorial position despite the huge resources and power of incumbency utilised by the APC.

The group added that for PDP to move forward, it would be extremely necessary to shift focus beyond the struggle for dominance by intra-party camps and coalesce energies and capacities towards strategic repositioning that would lay the ground for PDP victory in 2027.

The statement further read: “With Hon Ombugadu, we have someone who has actively demonstrated the capacity to work with and inspire people of divergent roots and religious affiliations towards achieving maximum political impact in record time.

“As the entire leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prepares for the party’s most crucial meetings and decisions since the 2023 general election, various analyses undertaken by the PDP Frontliners’ research teams indicate that Ombugadu’s entry will gain rapid and effective support across various geo-political zones; we have started work, and we are more than sure of achieving a win-win dividend for all PDP stakeholders’ interests.

“The PDP National Caucus is scheduled to meet in Abuja on April 17, 2024, while the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and the Board of Trustees (BoT) will meet the following day. We look forward to the celebration of a new dawn under Ombugadu’s leadership in a matter of days.

“Certainly, Ombugadu is the best option for the PDP’s vibrant repositioning and restoration of values and our initial contacts within various contending camps already indicate that we are on the way towards achieving effective consensus.”

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