The Chairman Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin, has advised the party’s National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, to focus on building a formidable institution and forget about who gets the presidential ticket and vice presidential ticket.
He gave the advice yesterday at a consultative meeting between members of the new PDP National Working Committee (NWC) and the BoT.
Senator Jibrin, who congratulated the new NWC members, said: “May I urge the national chairman, therefore, to use his wealth of experience to make the party great as it remains the largest party in Africa.
“You must try to reconcile individuals, states and national issues. Do not be distracted by the ambition of individual members but keep the party as formidable as possible.
“Concentrate on your duties and not more of who shall be the president, vice president, Senate president etc. Do not side any individual with self-ambition and try to reduce the state of godfatherism.”
Responding, Ayu said, “This party requires a lot of openness and courage to carry everybody along. That is the only way that this party will move forward successfully.
“I personally have no any personal interest. I will not be part of factions in any state. Now, we are not encouraging factions. I also want to say clearly that no single individual can win elections in the states. State leaders must work as a team. If you work as a team, you will win elections in your state.