Obviously, PDP has done a great job to be able to come this far. The national convention nwn hold and the national officers are gradually putting in place as suppose and planed it to be.
PDP And Nyesom Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike appears to have re- emerged as the major power broker in the PDP’ s ongoing national convention in lovely Athens. As a result, the Rivers state governor is known to have had a say in the party’ s consensus candidate for national chairmanship. Governor Wike is also credited with producing the party’ s national secretary, Senator Sam Anyanwu of Imo state.
According to the report, the incoming National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be a test of strength for the party’ s governors and elders.
Horse- Trading In The Last Few Days Within The Party
Demonstrations with the old forces in the party are gradually losing ground to new ones. Governors, particularly Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa), Ifeanyi Uguwanyi (Enugu), and Ifeanyi Okowa, are emerging power brokers (Delta).
Former Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, and former Minister of Police Affairs Adamu Maina Waziri are among the old forces still wielding some clout.
According to the investigation, all of the key players have been trying to outwit each other in their battle for the soul of the PDP. While the Wike- Ortom/governors alliance produced the new PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, the deal with the governors resulted in Wike losing the office of national secretary.
To the chagrin of all stakeholders in the southeast, Wike was able to appoint Senator Samuel Anyanwu as the national secretary of PDP.
A Well- Placed Party As The Source Revealed
All of the PDP governors have been accommodated in one way or another under the consensus option that they adopted in the power- sharing arrangement. ” They also agreed that if some aspirants choose to defy consensus and run, all governors will direct their delegates to vote for the mutually agreed- upon candidates. ”
So far, the governors’ agreement has resulted in Wike, Ortom, Fintiri, Okowa, Bala, Saraki, Tambuwal Makinde, Ugwuanyi, and Ikpeazu leading the PDP’ s new generation of power brokers. In fact, ” it was Saraki’ s astute and strategic move that enabled his camp to secure the position of national legal adviser, which is the soul of the party. ”
Southwest Stakeholders In Last- Minute Move To Ensure a Candidate of Consensus. They reported that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders in the southwest zone had completed all negotiations on candidates to be adopted as consensus options.
Former Osun state governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola was elected as the party’ s deputy national chairman (south) and Debo Ologunagba as its national publicity secretary at a consultative meeting held in Lagos on Wednesday, October 27. According to sources familiar with the meeting, the move is a last- ditch effort by southwest PDP chieftains to secure a united front at the national convention to elect national officers.
Meanwhile, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, chairman of the PDP national convention’ s accreditation sub- committee, stated on October 29 that the planning and outcome of the exercise would demonstrate that the party was ready to rescue Nigeria from current challenges.
Okowa, the governor of Delta state, stated this during a meeting of the committee at the party’ s national secretariat in Abuja.
PDP And It’ s Focus As Determined
He insisted that the PDP was ready to take over at the center in 2023, emphasizing that the convention would strengthen unity and democracy not only within the party but throughout the country.
Obviously, PDP had to work extremely hard to reach this level. Various internal crises have pushed the party to the very edge of the country’ s political space. The most recent development in the PDP has strengthened the party even more and provided a very real opportunity for the party to gain ground in the 2023 general election.
Different issues confronting the party are now gradually fading, and a strong party is emerging in a natural and gradual manner.
The strength has been renewed, and a strong party is almost ready for the entire Nigerian population.
It is now clear that the road to 2023 for the PDP as a strong opposition party would be very clear and dynamic while the country move closer.