Two former ministers, who served under the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, have declared that it will not be easy for the party to return to power in 2019.
The former ministers are a former Minister of Police Affairs, Maina Waziri, and a former Minister of Women Affairs, Zainab Maina.
They spoke at the official declaration by Prof. Tunde Adeniran to join the race for the National chairmanship election slated for December 9 in Abuja.
For the party to return to power and regain the confidence of Nigerians again, they said its next crop of national officers must be men and women of proven integrity.
“Don’t be deceived. It is not easy to reclaim Aso Villa in 2019”, Maina warned.
He called on party supporters to work industriously for the task ahead “because the government in power would not relinquish power easily.”
On her part, the former women affairs minister said, “The PDP needs to get it right with the next national convention. We must reject imposition in whatever guise.
“The road to power in 2019 could be very fierce and tedious. We need fighters who will not give up easily. We need people of honour and integrity to lead us.”