Merger cant shake PDP- Lawani

Posted: June 22, 2013 in BENUE, political, Uncategorized
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Benue state Deputy governor, Chief Steven Lawani, has declared that the ongoing merger by major opposition parties in the nation cannot displace the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in future elections.

Speaking at the inauguration of the party’s elders committee in the state last week, the deputy governor however noted that although the party was sure of victory at the national and state levels, there was a possibility there may be concerns at the local level hence the importance of the committee.

Chief Steven Lawani

Chief Steven Lawani

According to Lawani, the party has faced problems over the years that had even threatened its strength as a party calling to mind past elections which he noted that for the PDP to have won elections in 2011 by slightly over 90000 votes as against over one million votes in 2007 called for deep reflections on issues that had pulled them down and look for ways of putting into use their strategies towards achieving victory as they prepare for the next elections rather than trading blames.

Expressing hopes that the committee will re-position the party for the benefit of the state and Nigeria at large further charged them to look inward for solutions with transparent eyes such that their decisions will be hard to be challenged even as he assured of government support.

Speaking on behalf of the committee members, the chairman of the committee, former senate president Dr. Iorchia Ayu thanked the leadership of the PDP in the state for finding them worthy to serve in that capacity, promised that the committee will discharge its duties to the best of its ability without usurping the duties of the party’s Exco in order not to bring conflict and distrust.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the state chairman of the party Hon. Emmanuel Agbo, explained that the committee is made up of distinguished Benue indigenes many of whom had served the nation in different capacities and thus the party was proud to parade such characters.

  1. Lafia – The National Vice-Chairman, PDP North-Central Zone, Alhaji Yusuf Ali Go, says the party is not fear of any merger by opposition parties ahead of the 2015 general elections. For more information visit:- Nigerian dailies


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