Senators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have thrown their weight behind zoning the position of the national chairman of the party to the north.
Consequently, they said the present national chairman, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff should be allowed to remain in office as he has shown capacity to steer the ship of the party towards a successful outing in 2019.
The senators who spoke to National Assembly Correspondents yesterday in Abuja through Senator Hope Uzodinma (Imo West) said their position was for fairness and continuity as the last holder of the position, Alhaji Adamu Muazu did not complete his tenure before he resigned.
Uzodinma said what the PDP needs at this time of its declining popularity is a person like “Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, an astute politician with a vast experience in grassroots politics, tenacity, resilience and the financial muscle to assist the party in its repositioning drive, working with stakeholders”.
“What is important in PDP now is a collective rescue mission with all hands on deck towards the actualisation and rejuvenation of the party to regain its lost glory of national importance and dominance”, he added.
Uzodinma who is the chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, said that since the emergence of the new PDP national chairman, the party has been focused and winning its re-run elections. Besides, he said “Sheriff has been uniting all factions in the party and has entrenched an open door policy where all party members have an unfettered access to him to handle all party issues”.
The party stalwarts stated that the onerous task of preparing the party for the task ahead rests mainly on the leadership.
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