Jimi Agbaje, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Lagos state in the 2015 election, has promised that he will lead the party back to winning ways if elected chairman of the party at the Port Harcourt Convention.
Speaking with journalists shortly after he picked the nomination forms for the chairmanship of the party in Abuja, Mr Agbaje said as a candidate who does not belong to any of the factions in the party, he stands a better chance to unite all the contending forces in the party.
According to him, it was high time the party learnt from its mistakes of the past that cost it power at the national level as well as some states that it had previously won.
“We accept that mistakes were made in the past in the PDP, especially with our internal democracy. So we have to go back to the position of the founding fathers of our party on internal democracy,” Agbaje said.
“And that means that we have go back to our constitution. That is very important. We have to be more all inclusive as we have been thus far. It is about bringing people nearer rather than sending them far away from the party. Everybody must feel to be part of this party.
“What I bring to the table is that I am not a member of any faction or any tendencies. I am in a position to talk to everybody, to ensure that if you love the PDP, then it is time to come back to the zone. I will appeal to those who feel very strongly to join us because Nigeria cannot make the progress it deserves without a viable opposition and that PDP is going to provide that opposition as an alternative government and in a responsible manner,” he said.