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We will be back in 2019—Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President


Ike Ekweremadu
Ike Ekweremadu

Peoples Democratic Party Post Election Review Committee has stated that the party would reposition itself to return to power in 2019.

Deputy Senate President and Chairman of the committee, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, made this known, Saturday, in an interview with newsmen after the committee met with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Aso Rock Villa.

“We are now ready to rebuild our party and be able to present a credible opposition for this country that will ensure us return to power in 2019. We are ready to hold the new government accountable and make sure that the promises they have made, which we will benchmark appropriately, will not be that they have deceived Nigerians and got their votes.

“They are going to account for their statements, their promises. We will hold them accountable to all the promises,’’ Ekweremadu said.

According to him, the PDP has absorbed the shock of its losses in the general elections and gotten over the infighting and blame game that followed.

“When you have this kind of situation, the first reaction will be blame game, but I think we have been able to absorb that shock and right now I can assure you that all that bickering has stopped,’’ he said.

On why the committee visited the President, the chairman said it was to brief him as the party leader on the responsibilities assigned to them and solicit for his support and cooperation, adding that the committee was encouraged by the President’s pledge for total support in the task of rebuilding the PDP.

“I would like to announce that Mr President has given us his words that he will encourage and support this process and that he is interested in the party returning to its past glory and that he is going to do everything to ensure that we remain intact.

“And we also agreed that all bickering have to stop so that we can have a position that will enable us to rebuild our party,’’ he added.

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