National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Iyorchia Ayu has said his party will surely produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.
He said the current alleged inept rule of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the Federal Government had pulled the country backwards economically and deserved to be changed.
Ayu spoke at a gala night hosted by the Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike for PDP Governors at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Port Harcourt on Sunday night.
Ayu said the APC leadership had been unable to harness the rich diversity of Nigerians into better fortunes that should strengthen the bond of brotherhood and promote peaceful coexistence.
“We must change this narrative and the only way to change this narrative and harness not just the culture, but the environment and the richness therein, is to back the Peoples Democratic Party which is determined to produce a new leadership for this country.”
Ayu said that the country would bounce back with the PDP at the saddle, describing the party’s project to replace Buhari as realisable.
He said: “The PDP will definitely produce the next president and take the country back to the days when we were in power, when we cleared all foreign debts, when we were developing this country at reasonable speed; when we became the richest country on the African continent. But today we are the poverty capital of the world. All that will change.”
Governors at the gala night were: Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia); Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa); Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom); Mohammed Bala (Bauchi); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu).
Also in attendance were the Deputy Governors of Rivers and Zamfara, Dr Ipalibo Harry-Banigo and Mahdi Aliyu Mohammed Gusau; PDP national secretary, Senator Sam Anyanwu and many other dignitaries.
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