The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that it remains the best political party to return Nigeria to its path of good governance and national unity.
The party said it had been aggregating opinions of its members and Nigerians at large on the way forward and had since perfected a level playing ground as no individual or group can claim ownership or control of the party under its present leadership.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Tuesday, said the fears expressed by one of the party leaders and a former minister, Elder Godsday Orubebe, was rather misplaced as the issues contemplated in his open letter are no longer obtainable in the repositioned PDP.
Orubebe had in an open letter declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was gradually heading towards its grave.
Ologbondiyan in the statement said it was obvious to all, that PDP, under the leadership of Prince Uche Secondus, had since been thrown open to all Nigerians for equal and unhindered participation.
He said, “We have already moved forward by inviting members who had left the party and the responses, which we have received so far, have been very encouraging. Not just that, our party is also receiving new members from other political parties and we will soon commence an online registration to capture the old, new and returning members with equal rights, opportunities and privileges.
“It is imperative to inform that with the proposed membership drive through the online registration, it is certain that the party is being returned to the people, whose financial contributions would make them the true owners of the PDP.
“As a political party, with mass support of Nigerians and representing all interests across the six geo-political zones, the 36 states of the federation and the FCT, our new leadership has succeeded in bringing all our members on board and we are working together now, more than ever before, to rescue our nation from the misrule of the dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC).
“We therefore urge all our members to continue to propagate the ideals of our party and engage only in activities that promote unity and the tenets of democracy in line with the vision of our founding fathers and the overall interest of our dear nation.
“Today, Nigerians across board are waiting on the PDP to navigate our collective quest for a return to good governance, national cohesion and economic prosperity and we cannot afford to disappoint them.”