President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Presidential Villa met with Senator Ike Ekweremadu, chairman of the assessment committee, set up by the PDP National Working Committee, and its members.
Not everyone is happy with this assessment committee based on the fact that the committee was formed by the current chairman and NWC as they have been asked to resign.
We cannot say for sure whether the President’s meeting with Sen, Ekweremadu is an indication that all is well again with the Adamu Mu’azu led PDP or that he has endorsed the work of the assessment committee but what we do know is that even though several governors were included in the committee, none of them showed up during the committee’s inauguration.
According to reports, the Ekweremadu led committee does not enjoy the support of some key PDP members which may include aides of the President.
The Senator however made it known to state house correspondents that the President had pledged full support to see that the party is rebuilt to its winning ways come 2019, he also said that the President agreed with the committee to stop all internal feuds forthwith.
”As you are aware, the PDP set up a committee to have an overview of our performance during 2015 election and possibly proffer a road map for the PDP to return to its past glory. This committee has since been inaugurated and we deemed it necessary to come back to the leader of the party to brief him on our appointment and to seek his support and cooperation.
“I would like to announce that Mr President has given us his words that he will encourage and will support this process and that he is interested in the party returning to its past glory and that he is going to do everything to ensure that we remain intact and we also agreed that all bickering have to stop so that we have a position that will enable us rebuild our party,” he said.
He further added that the party was ready to play its role as the opposition having been able to overcome the shock of loosing.
“When you have this kind of situation, the first reaction will be the blame game. But I think we have been able to absorb that shock and right now I can assure you that all that bickering has stopped.
We are now ready to rebuild our party and be able to present in a credible opposition for this country that will ensure us return to power in 2019.”