The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has announced its intention to meet with the former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, and the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, in a bid to re-position itself, for the 2019 general elections.
This was made known by the Chairman of the Adhoc Committee on Publicity, Chief Raymond Dokpesi.
The party, which last week held discussions with seven political parties, to form a new platform, the United Forum of Democrats, UFD, to tackle the All Progressives Congress, APC, is leaving no stone un-turned, to woo back its founding fathers.
The Committee, which was headed by former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, was further mandated to reach out to other PDP founding fathers, and brief them on the plans to return the party to its past glory.
“We intend to meet the stakeholders, everybody, including the founding fathers of the party, to intimate them on the present situation in the party, and the efforts being made to re-position the party.
“We intend to go back to the core values of the party, the mission, the vision of the party, so that genuine internal democracy can be restored.
“We want to make sure that things become as it should. No doubt, some mistakes have been made in the past, where due process was not followed in many things, and then the triumph of impunity, and lack of succession in leadership. All these things are to be corrected now.
“So, we believe that the ways of doing things such that people’s confidence will be restored to the party, and for them to support the party and lift it up to take over power again, should be restored.
“For us to achieve this, we believe that every stakeholder is important, particularly the founding fathers of the party,” the party said.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, will on Thursday this week, deliver judgement on the PDP leadership tussle case.