The PDP NWC has formally handed over the reins of authority to the Makarfi-led caretaker committee just as the Chairman of the party’s BoT, Senator Walid Jibrin, also handed over the party’s assets and liabilities to the committee.
At the event, former PDP Ag National Chairman ,Uche Secondus declared that the party was strong and was working towards ensuring a successful national convention, which would produce leaders, who in turn, would lead the party to victory in 2019.
He said, the “PDP must buckle up and be strong to take power and to provide leadership for this country. Therefore, on behalf of the former National Working Committee, we are here to make a formal handover to the new caretaker committee, who will midwife the convention. And we want to assure you that all politics is local.
“We have to restate here, that all politics are local. Our leaders must go back to the grass roots. It is not enough to be in Abuja. It is not enough to say I am strong in Abuja. It is not enough to say I am a former this, I am a former that. You must be able to prove your worth in local politics and popularity.’’
Jibrin said the BoT never took over the party, stating that what it did was to hold in trust the assets and liabilities of the party.
Makarfi however apologised to members of the PDP, who he said might be offended by the decision taken by the party.
“We appeal to them to embrace dialogue and come and join us to rebuild the party,” he added.