Abuja - The PDP has said that meeting the party's performance target by its political office holders is a critical element for the party’s victory in future elections.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, stated this in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja.
``Our leadership is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that all members in various positions of authority meet up with the party's performance target as a critical element for victory in future elections.
``The leadership of our party guides jealously the performance target we have set for all our members elected into various positions of authority.
``We are quietly monitoring to ensure compliance. There is no doubt that the facts available to us will be basic to our decisions at the time of reckoning.
``We will certainly settle for nothing but credible performance,’’ Metuh said.
He commended Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom for the smooth transition that heralded the emergence of Mrs Valerie Ebe as the new deputy governor, following the resignation of the former, Obong Nsima Ekere.
Metuh said the party was happy with the manner the transition was completed, and urged other state chapters to borrow a leaf from the state.
``The importance of this is that the faithful delivery of the party's electoral promises in the state will not be impeded by such a change,’’ he said.
He also commended the action of the former Akwa Ibom deputy governor who resigned on grounds of personal reasons.
``We think it is wise. We also think he has taken a good decision; we view it as democracy in action," Metuh stressed.
He added that the largely unsung feature of the 14 years of democracy under the PDP was the freedom it had vested on the polity.
This, he said, was beyond the sanctity of the electoral choices of the people, issues bordering on personal choice and the freedom to espouse such a choice.
All these, Metuh added, were integral value in democracy under the PDP which it would continue to encourage.
He further commended Akpabio and the party`s leadership in Akwa Ibom for allowing democratic values to guide their decisions in running the affairs of the state.
``We are particularly encouraged by the leadership style which has accommodated all spheres of opinion, and the people of the state irrespective of personal political persuasions as a cardinal article of governance.
``It is instructive that the former deputy governor made reference to this in his resignation letter. This ought to be emulated," he said.
Metuh congratulated the new deputy governor on her appointment and enjoined her to complement the efforts of the governor in implementing the party`s manifesto in the state.