Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan who lost the March 28 presidential election to General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) says he is going to direct all his efforts towards returning the PDP to its winning ways by 2019.
Chairman Committee to probe PDP’s defeat in the election and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, met with President Jonathan on Saturday.
Speaking to journalists after meeting the president, Senator Ekweremadu said,
“As you are aware, the PDP set up a committee to have an overview of our performance during 2015 election and possibly proffer a road map for the PDP to return to its past glory,” the senator said.
“This committee has since been inaugurated and we deemed it necessary to come back to the leader of the party to brief him on our appointment and to seek his support and cooperation.
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“I would like to announce that Mr President has given us his words that he will encourage and will support this process and that he is interested in the party returning to its past glory and that he is going to do everything to ensure that we remain intact and we also agreed that all bickering have to stop so that we have a position that will enable us rebuild our party.
“When you have this kind of situation, the first reaction will be the blame game. But I think we have been able to absorb that shock, and right now I can assure you that all that bickering has stopped.
“We are now ready to rebuild our party and be able to present in a credible opposition for this country that will ensure us return to power in 2019.”