On Sunday, May 17, 2015 the Peoples Democratic Party, through a statement signed by their National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisah Metuh in Abuja stated that they are ready to merge with other political parties and associations that share similar ideals.
Be it as it may seem, the party also disclosed that it is not contemplating a change of identity, noting that the vision of its founding fathers remains the same.
PDP asserted that despite the turn table of polls at the just concluded general elections, it was still a national party with the strength and resilience to regain pre-eminence.
Olisa Metuh in his accented statement said, “having been the guardian of Nigerian democracy for 16 years during which it nurtured and blossomed democratic governance as well as etched its name in the pantheon of good governance, the PDP will not in the circumstance of ephemeral loss of power change its identity or its time-honoured characteristic values.”
“We have a name, tradition and values.
“Sixteen fruitful years as the guardian of Nigerian democracy cannot be nullified by the reason of a temporary setback.
“We shall rise beyond all and regain our rhythm.
“Our colour remains green, white and red and power still belongs to the people.
“And to assert that we are proud of the successes of our successive leaders in taking Nigeria to its present height is an understatement, which the passage of the next four years under the All Progressives Congress will certainly prove.” he said.