The Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has said it is only the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that can save Nigeria from the current catastrophe being experienced under President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
Newspot understands that Makinde stated this while affirming that PDP’s national convention will hold as earlier scheduled.
The opposition party National Convention Organising Committee had announced earlier that its convention will hold between 30-31.
A faction of the party stood as opposition after it instituted a case at the Kaduna High Court in an attempt to prevent the convention on the scheduled dates.
However, in a statement titled, “Statement by the PDP National Convention Organising Committee Regarding the Case Instituted at the High Court in Kaduna to Prevent the PDP from Holding its National Convention on October 30 and 31, 2021,” Governor Makinde who doubles as the Chairman of the Committee maintained that the convention will hold as scheduled in spite of the threats.
Makinde said the committee was alerting “members of our party and members of the public that we are aware of the actions of a few misguided PDP members who have approached the High Court in Kaduna in an attempt to prevent our great party, the PDP from holding its National Convention on October 30 and 31, 2021.
“Notwithstanding their right to approach a court of competent jurisdiction to air their grievances, we maintain that the National Executive Committee of the PDP has acted in good faith in fixing our convention for October 30 and 31. It is not meant to witch-hunt anyone or to truncate anyone’s mandate.”
The Oyo State governor charged the party faithful to ignore distractions and keep the focus on the progress of the party.
The statement further read, “Therefore, we call on all members and supporters of the PDP to ignore this distraction as we prepare to host a convention that will send a clear signal to Nigerians that the PDP is the only party that has the will and the might to rescue Nigeria from the catastrophe that we have been enduring for the past six years.
“We are aware that a united PDP is a threat to the forces that seek to divide us. Therefore, we urge our teeming supporters nationwide to keep the faith as we are taking all necessary measures to ensure that we will not be distracted from our goal.”
The committee, he said, was determined to strengthen the party structure and put in the work needed to unify and restore Nigeria on the path to economic prosperity and greatness.