By Julianah Ololade
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) member, Senator Hope Uzodimma has drummed up support for the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, saying he has so far shown capacity to bring back PDP to limelight from its declining popularity.
He therefore called for total support for the National Chairman by all members of the party so that he can achieve his set goals to reposition the PDP.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja yesterday,Uzodimma said what the PDP needs at this time of its declining popularity is a person like “Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff who is an astute politician with a vast experience in grassroots politics, tenacity, strong will, resilience and the financial muscle to assist the party in its repositioning drive”.
“What is important in PDP now is a collective rescue mission with all hands on deck towards the actualization and rejuvenation of the party to regain its lost glory of national importance and dominance.
“PDP will no doubt come back to power and the easiest way is for the party to begin the task of rebuilding now and with the emergence of Alhaji Sheriff, the coast is clear”, he stated.
Uzodimma who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, said that since the emergence of the new PDP National Chairman, the party has been winning all its re-run elections while “Sheriff has been uniting all factions in the party and has entrenched an open door policy where all party members have an unfettered access to him to handle all party issues”.
Besides, he said, since coming into office, “the National Secretariat of the party now bubbles with activities as Sheriff comes to the office every day to handle affairs of the party”.
The party stalwart stated that the onerous task of preparing the party for the task ahead rests mainly on the leadership, especially the national chairman, adding that Modu Sheriff must, therefore, be allowed to swing into action and bring everybody together through holistic and pragmatic reconciliation and mobilisation of party members across the country.
“It is only through a clean, clear and steadfast spirit of unity and oneness that the task ahead can be successful, hence the need to support the new chairman in this regard’, he stated.