The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum (PDPGF) has called on the substantive national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to resist the ‘diversionary tactics’ of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government.
In a statement signed by the forum’s coordinator, Mr. Osaro Onaiwu, on Thursday, the governors also asked Sheriff to reposition the party and make it more inclusive as it looks forward to reclaiming federal power in 2019.
The statement read, “Sheriff is coming on the job with immense wealth of experience and will no doubt use his vast network to rebuild the party, restore members’ confidence and act as a counterfoil to the many antics of the present APC regime.
“We urge you to shun all diversionary tactics that might be thrown at you and concentrate on how to bring together, all aggrieved party members, and fashion out ways to woo new members especially the youth. The forum is solidly behind you and will deploy its support to ensure that our shared vision for our party is realized as we prepare for 2019.
“It should interest you that the present regime has demonstrated that it is not ready for power, it is therefore an opportunity for your tenure to show that the PDP remains the only truly national party that can redress the fumbling and serial inconclusiveness of several programmes and agendas of the APC,” the governors said.