By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reassured all its members, including existing, returning and new members as well as like-minded political groups and alignments from other political parties of equal opportunity and level playing ground.
This is even as the party reiterated its determination to continue to work with Nigerians to sustain a vigourous, nationalistic and all-inclusive political engagement that will fulfill their aspiration to restore healthy democratic culture at all levels and rescue the nation from the clutches of the anti-people .
The opposition PDP stated these in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan yesterday in Abuja.
The party vowed that it will freely ensure equal opportunity and level playing ground for all irrespective of class, creed, ethnicity or even previous party affiliation.
The party equally declared that it remains the only political party that is completely owned and controlled by the Nigerian people; where no individual or group can claim ownership or be allowed to appropriate the interest of the generality of members.
Accotding to the statement, “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appreciates the support, solidarity, as well as the massive influx of Nigerians into the repositioned PDP as the consensus political platform to rescue the nation from the obviously incompetent and repressive rule of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The PDP notes that whereas the APC has completely shut its doors against the interest of Nigerians, having been totally appropriated by selfish, undemocratic and oppressive forces, the repositioned PDP remains the only viable platform where Nigerians, across board, are now coalescing to restore order, good governance and economic prosperity in our nation, come 2019.
“The PDP commends the enormous dividends being achieved by our Contact and Integration Committee led by former governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, in reaching out to like-minded persons and groups from across the six geo-political zones and 36 states of the federation, as we collectively build a strong, people-based front for the task ahead.
“The party reassures all members, including existing, returning and new members, in addition to like-minded political groups and alignments from other political parties of equal opportunity and level playing ground for all to freely engage, irrespective of class, creed, ethnicity or even previous party affiliation.”