THE Governors of Delta and Niger States, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Dr. Babangida Aliyu have reaffirmed their faith in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) saying that the dark days of the party were over.
Speaking in Asaba Thursday evening, the Governors conceded that there was crisis in the party which has been resolved and that the PDP has now re-positioned itself to win convincingly in the 2015 general elections.
According to Governor Uduaghan who played host to Governor Aliyu and members of his team, “our party is now stabilised, people are happier and we are more united in the PDP,” observing that Governor Aliyu took a wise decision by not abandoning the party during the crisis.
“You kept saying and reassuring us that you are a PDP man for life, some people do not believe in running away from challenges and you are one of them,” Dr Uduaghan told his Niger State counterpart stressing that the answer to challenges was not to run away but to “remain inside, tackle the challenges and effect the changes you desire.”
The Governor used the occasion to call on leaders to always take politics at the grassroots very important, asserting that lives of the people at the grassroots must be transformed.
“Politics is about getting to the people at the grassroots, we must transform their lives because, the little things we take for granted like provision of water means a lot to the ordinary Nigerian in the rural communities,” Uduaghan stated.
He described Governor Aliyu as a man who is playing strategic roles in uniting the country as the chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF), assuring that Nigeria will remain one indivisible entity.
In his remark, Governor Aliyu said Nigeria will witness a peaceful election in 2015 and the PDP will remain strong and victorious in the elections.
According to him, “2015 will come and pass peacefully and it will be to the success of the PDP,” adding that the PDP is at the grassroots and the people at the grassroots are fully in support of the party.
He expressed satisfaction with the roles Governor Uduaghan is playing in the PDP stating that his stand on issues has saved the PDP from crises and his knowledge and wisdom is an asset to the party.
“I am impressed with what you are doing in Delta State especially with your infrastructural development,” Governor Aliyu said, adding, “Despite the state’s oil revenue and oil wells, Governor Uduaghan is diversifying the state economy through the Delta Beyond Oil initiative and this is very proactive for the state and the country.”