Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said Nigerians still believed in the capacity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to lead the country.
He made this known on Monday night at the expanded National Caucus of the party at Wadata House, Abuja.
The former president said that this was demonstrated with reactions by Nigerians to the Supreme Court judgment on the party’s leadership crisis on Wednesday.
Nigerians still believe in the PDP because when the Supreme Court judgment was given, I was so surprised because some of people called and sent text messages to me.
They are not even politicians but they are so happy that PDP has come on stream because they were worried that PDP will go down.
So, if people who are not even members of PDP are so happy that PDP has now gotten a platform to operate in spite of the negative propaganda against us, it means people still believe in PDP.
PDP is a party that Nigerians still believe in.
Jonathan charged the party members to rebuild the PDP, assuring that many people who stepped aside from the party as a result of its leadership crisis would return.
Also speaking, Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, said only a miracle would stop party from regaining power in 2019.
Makarfi said the meeting was convened to chart the way forward for the party.
Immediately judgment was delivered, I said no victor nor vanquished, and we mean it.
It does not mean taking what belong to people and giving to a few people.
On his part, Ayodele Fayose, Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, urged party members and leaders to return to the ”home” and mobilise Nigerians at the grassroots.
If this party must win, if PDP must get the confidence of Nigerians, if this party must be restored, our leaders must go back home and work.
Present at the meeting were Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Walid Jibril, David Mark, Remi Bakare, Stella Omu, Godswill Akpabio, Nyesom Wike, Sule Lamido, Ahmadu Ali and also Uche Secondus.
Others were Olisa Metu, Jonah Jang, Jerry Gana, Grace Bent, Gabriel Suswam, Emmanuel Udom, Sen Ifeanyi Okowa, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and Darius Ishyaku
The other persons were, Tom Ikimi, Vincent Ogbulafor, Jim Agbaje, Solomon Ewuga, Liyel Imoke, Ibrahim Mantu, Emeka Ihedioha, Dimeji Bankole.
Meanwhile, the former Chairman of the Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was absenttopics from