2019: PDP Strategizing To Upstage APC in Niger State


By;  BALA B. BITRUS, Minna.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State said it is following, step by step all the pitfalls of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration in the state even as it strategises to wrestle power from what it called maladministration of a myopic and visionless administration in the state.
The party said it has commenced a new membership drive to net in new members including those who are moving out of the All Progressive Congress and it would cash in on the poor delivery of the ruling party to relaunch itself back to power in 2019.
Ahead of the next dispensation, (2019) the PDP said it has zoned the Governorship slot of the party to zone ‘C’ (Niger-North) even as the party has embarked on massive enlistment of new members.
The party said in Minna that admission and registration of new members were ongoing while concerted efforts on reconciliation of all aggrieved members at wards, local governments, zonal and state levels were in progress.
Feelers within the party said the leadership of the party were working on how to galvernize and move deep into the interiors to mop up new frontiers to swell up the party’s fortunes ahead of 2019.
Chairman of the PDP in Niger State, Barrister Tanko Beji said while receiving leaders of the party from zone C, (Niger  – North) that the party was working on the new membership drive, fence building, reconciliation and confidence building amongst it’s members and new entrants.
The delegation was led by the party’s zonal Vice Chairman, Alhaji Yahaya Ability. Beji told the visiting party stalwarts that the PDP was bouncing back rather strongly.
He told them that zoning of the party’s governorship slot to zone ‘C’ was a deliberate strategy arrived at in the ‘best interest of the party and was done in fairness, equity and justice to all.
The decision of the party accordingly has received the blessings of the former Governor and a member of the party’s Board of Trustees, Engineer Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure.
The party according to findings is streamlining to upstage the sitting Governor who is from the zone C senatorial district of the state.
A source close to the decision makers of the party said whoever picks the sole ticket of the party for the 2019 gubernatorial election for the state may have to run for a single term.


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