Abuja - The PDP has inaugurated a seven-man committee for the Ondo State governorship election, the National Chairman of the party, Bamanga Tukur, has said.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Tukur said they gathered here to rub mind on how to tackle the challenge the party will likely face during the governorship election in Ondo State.”
Tukur, however, expressed optimism that no member of the party would go for election and fail no matter the terrain.
He stressed the party’s readiness to find a lasting solution to the party’s problem of internal democracy in order to achieve victory.
In his remarks, Abubakar Mustapha, the party’s National Organising Secretary, said that PDP stakeholders in Ondo state converged on Abuja to deliberate on how to emerge victorious on Oct. 20.
He said that the stakeholders discussed issues concerning the poll ``thoroughly, critically, objectively and with the decency they deserved''.
``We believe we are on the right path; we believe Ondo State is for PDP and we will reclaim our victory,” he said.
Mustapha said that the very powerful seven-member committee was set up by the national chairman based on the advice of the National Working Committee.
He listed members of the committee as Olusegun Agagu, Sen. Bode Olajumoke, Segun Adegoke, Ola Oni and Mrs Mobolaji Oshomo, among others.
He said that the committee had one week to submit its report on the way forward and urged all the supporters of the party to be law-abiding and peaceful while events unfolded.
``With the agenda set up by the leader of the party, President Goodluck Jonathan, we were sure of victory,” he said
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate, Mr Olusola Oke, said they are encouraged by the resolution of the leadership of the party to give the necessary support to the party’s chapter in Ondo state.
``We are particularly satisfied that the National Working Committee clarified all issues and assured us of maximum support.’’
Oke said the encouragement would motivate the supporters to go to the nooks and crannies of the state to mobilise support for the party to improve on its rising profile.