Ahead of next month’s Ondo state guber election, Chairman Board of Trustees (BoT), People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Walid Jibrin has expressed optimism that the party’s victory in Edo state was a sign of better things to come.
Senator Walid, who commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting a free, fair and transparent election in Edo state, said PDP was on course to control 90% of the 36 states in Nigeria come 2023.
He noted that the party has put machinery in motion to win more states and retain their control in the next general elections.
Speaking in a statement made available to Blueprint, Senator. Walid, who is also the Chairman of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) lamented the insecurity ravaging many parts of the country, noting that PDP government will address the insecurity in 2023.
“After our victory In Edo state, PDP now controls 16 states, while APC controls 19. This is therefore a good sign that PDP is on its way to control over 90% of the states in Nigeria noting with interest the free, fair, and transparent election conducted by INEC in Edo state.
“The current insecurity problems in Nigeria is a matter of concern by all as all Nigerians live in serious fear which PDP will certainly solve on resuming power. Motor and Railway transportations are insecure landing at airports and proceeding to destination are problematic.
“In order to allow us capture power, PDP is in full reconciliation in all the states to make the party intact with no unnecessary dismissals we are respecting the dignity of individuals and dynamism of a group The door is always opened to everyone to join the party and members to continue remaining in the party.
“The NWC ,BoT, Governors Forum are determined to continue with their roles to move the party forward. All PDP media groups, youth forums, women associations are being encouraged.
“The BoT, the conscience of the party, is determined to continue playing its roles. It’s obvious that there is no party to rule Nigeria again but only PDP. Finally all Nigerians must follow the path of Edo state and must be fully ready for 2023,” Senator. Walid said.