The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has said PDP lost power at the centre because the “political tsunami that swept across the northern part of he country was too much for the PDP to withstand.
“There was total political tsunami in the North,” he said, adding that it was because of the devastating effect of the tsunami that he could not deliver his home state, Bauchi, just like others who could not deliver their states.
Mu’azu, who fielded questions from journalists after a brief visit to Government House, Umuahia where he held meetings with party faithful, said he had accepted full responsibility for the failure of PDP to retain power at the centre and in some states where it hitherto held sway.
But he warned those agitating for his sack along with other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) over the defeat of PDP in the presidential poll, saying that they should see it as collective responsibility.
“Unfortunately for them the responsibility as to whether we succeed or fail does not rest solely on the NWC,” he said, adding that he was not surprised at the negative reactions over the outcome of the 2015 general elections because “success has too many fathers and brothers and sisters; failure has none”.
The PDP chairman said all hope was not lost for the ruling party as his leadership has put in motion the machinery “to rebrand, redirect and reposition” the ruling party to bounce back in future.
He spoke on the need for PDP members to put behind them the party’s poor performance in the 2015 general elections and work hard individually and collectively to ensure success of the party in subsequent elections.
According to Mu’azu, the PDP was well prepared to give the APC a run for their money and would do all in its power to retake its lost position in the Nigeria’s political contest, saying there was hand of God in the outcome of the general elections.
“I believe in God and I believe in destiny and I also believe that power belongs to the Almighty God. He gives what he wants to whom he wants. He has taken power from us and given it to another party,” he said, adding, “This is not the end of the world. A man has been defeated in war but he lives to fight another day”.