By Lawrence Olaoye
A former Minister of Police Affairs and a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart in Yobe state, Alhaji Adamu Maina Waziri, yesterday expressed the optimism that his party would give the incumbent government of Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam of the All Progressives Congress (APC) a run for its money in 2015.
The former minister in an interview session with newsmen in Abuja also noted that the recent dissolution of the PDP executive in Yobe state would provide the required level playing ground for party members ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Waziri maintained that though there have been signs of infiltration at the leadership level of the PDP in Yobe state, the grass root has always be resolute in supporting the party.
He said “In Yobe, we have always been giving the state government sleepless nights. In spite of everything, the core strength of the PDP is still subsisting in the state. With right leadership that upholds internal democracy, the party can be re-energized to give the incumbent a run for its money in the 2015 general elections especially those that are going to be conducted by he federal bodies.’
He continued “I am sure that the state government would be strategizing that there has been a fundamental change in the political environment of Yobe. I’ve been in this thingfor sometime and I’m confident that the grassroot support of the party is unshaken. It is only at the top level where infiltration, both by the state government and some unfaithful party members, are undermining the cohesion of the party.”
The former minister also said the Political leadership in Yobe state is overdue for change because it has failed to provide the necessary developmental projects to the people of the state.