Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will bounce back to power, urging members not to be distracted by the recent Appeal Court ruling that recognised the factional leader of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic Chairman of the party.
Governor Emmanuel who said the judgement was a temporary setback, noted that it should not dampen the collective will of the people to forge ahead knowing that something good is about to happen in PDP.
“When something good is about to happen, there must be hurdle that you must overcome. That judgment is only an hurdle but we will overcome it to reach our destination.”
In his goodwill message in Abuja during the emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee of the party led by Ahmed Makarfi, the State Governor assured that once the passion is right, nothing is impossible and overcoming whatever hurdle to recapturing power at the center in 2019 is not an impossibility.
He called on members of the party to remain resolute, United and committed to the party, adding that with all members remaining focused, the party was sure to come back to power in 2019.
Governor Emmanuel who miffed at the ruling of the Appeal Court, asked rhetorically: “if you give a judgment to a party, with no senator, no governor, no BoT members, who then did the judgment given to?
Earlier, the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, said the senators have absolute confidence in the Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee, noting that PDP remains the only veritable political platform that Nigerians were waiting for.
“Let me assure you that we stand on the decision taken at the Port Harcourt convention. The convention committed has not been resolved. Nigerians know that PDP is the only veritable political platform to belong to and even the aggrieved members of the APC are waiting to join us while APC as a party is also waiting for us to take over power in 2019.”
The meeting was hurriedly moved to the residence of the Chairman of PDP Governor’s Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, following the sealing off of the International Conference Centre, the original venue for the meeting by men of the Nigeria Police Force.