Former national vice-chairman (South-West) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olabode George, has urged leaders and members of the party to reflect on the mistakes made by the party to avoid further pitfalls.
Speaking with Tribune Online on Saturday, George said the party must henceforth, learn to respect its own rules or perish the thought of being a formidable opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).
He said Nigerians are willing to give the party a second chance judging by the result of the recent Osun-west senatorial bye-election won by the PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
Before the judgement, the people in Osun raised their hands and said no to the APC, let us try this other one, the PDP candidate. APC has been in power in Osun state for about seven years or more and they said no, enough is enough! And that’s the beauty of democracy.
We must now show that we have learnt our lesson, the mistakes of the past and ready to reposition for a better governance and the voice of the people is the voice of God.
That election was a real booster for the party and the people of Osun State have shown that they cannot stand deceit, they cannot stand what is unjust. That’s the message of the election result.
Speaking on the ongoing feud between the Presidency and the National Assembly, the PDP chieftain dismissed the national working committee of the ruling party for lacking the experience to resolve the impasse, as he noted that the ruling party has no visible and effective organs for dispute resolution.
He further assured that the main opposition party would offer a veritable opposition ahead of forthcoming general elections.topics from