PDP’s Non-Elective Special National Convention: A Prelude To Sustainable 2019 Takeover
Come August 12, 2017, Abuja, the Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, will once again come alive with a total ambience of fresh air as the largest political entity in Africa – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – is set to converge for a get-together that will basically, primarily and nurture-wise build up to the grand entry in 2019. The momentum is fast gathering and truly signifying a common unifying purpose to succeed against all odds.
Yes indeed! Greater and unlimited determination to rise above the moles, infiltration and spanners thrown into the wheels of the party to grind it to a halt by the APC Federal Government since assumption of this failure-prone administration on May 29, 2015. Two years down the lane when our great party stepped aside just to experiment the change they promised Nigerians when they embarked on hate filled campaigns before the 2015 General Elections. Today, it has been proven beyond immeasurable doubt that this bunch of rascals had no definite plans, dreams, projection, focus and above all, little or nothing to offer the well over 170 million Nigerians including about 70 million voters they blatantly lied and cowed to drop their precious votes.
The APC-led Federal Government is indeed a bloody disaster, a keg of gun powder, a mirage and like a sinking luggage in a ship, Nigerians need to jettison it off to avert sinking. What is a good product is seen through the branding, either the packaging or the label befits the content. When they hurriedly came together with just a greedy content of wrestling power from the PDP, we had earlier alerted Nigerians that this is ‘the more you see, the less it becomes a reality’. Built on a foundation of fabricated lies, APC has successfully ran down the country to its abyss, political den, irrelevance, crude policies, political witch hunt of perceived opposition, vendetta, scores settling, promotion of ethnic discord, religious fanatism, hate speeches and off the radar of global diplomatic accetibility.
PDP is on a salvaging mission lest we lose a once vibrant nation whose economy, during the 16 years of PDP rule and advent of Nigeria’s longest civil administration, grew from strength to strength until the misfortune of this array of confusion with the emergence of strange bed fellows whose platform largely occupied by merging aliens, has rapidly balkanised into various opposing camps to the detriment of good, purposeful and focused leadership. Their infighting has eluded Nigerians an opportunity of enjoying fruitful dividend of democracy long yearned for. Time is now to set the record straight and clean, God willing!
With the July 12, 2017 Supreme Court verdict on the leadership tussle of the party since 2015, PDP is coming back big, strong and reliable. It’s the emergence of a roaring lion and as such, we should not be afraid of goats. We can all see everything turning around in our direction, favour and success unlimited.
Instead of focusing to provide Nigerians qualitative leadership, they are bent on crushing viable opposition. They infiltrated our nooks and corners just to weigh us down but our strife to succeed has emerged us stronger. This is one resurrection the folks can’t quite get comfortable with. Like a rattle snake, they have gone all out to say all manners of spew against the Supreme Court.
Nigeria’s lying Minister and chief mis-informer, Lai Mohammed, had this to vomit: “The Supreme Court did not raise a dead PDP, they only brought out the rotten corpse of a dead PDP for all to smell the bad odour,” (Daily Post, 15 July, 2017). A man known for his penchant for blatant lies and falsehood. Yes there is no way he can be happy with the relief PDP has gotten so far because his decaying platform laid landmines aimed at consuming the strategic opposition status of an unbeatable opposition characteristic of the PDP.
All that is a story forgone, man proposes but God disposes. His will supersedes all we pre-empt. The Supreme Court victory has revalitalised the PDP. Indeed things are getting better whether the devil likes it or yes.
The August meeting will definitely set a glorious roadmap for the party ahead her elective National Convention billed for October. It will likewise punch on strategic issues such as revalidating the tenure of the National Caretaker Committee which expires on the 16th of August, 2017 to enable it prepare adequately for the grand elective convention in October.
Certain sections of the party’s Constitution have been amended to forestall moles, detractors and spying agents sneaking in again to crumble our pie. The convention will also substantiate the constitution of a standing Disciplinary and Reconciliation Committee to deal with all issues regarding party discipline and to reconcile all aggrieved members of the party before holding the October convention aimed at electing credible national officers that will sail the lofty ideals of the party ahead takeover 2019 and beyond.
This is indeed a trying period of reinventing the PDP and all hands must be on deck to sail a stormless ship to berth at shore.
Pat Reuben is a Strategic Media Analyst, writes in from Awantong, Etinan.