However, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye told newsmen on Friday that the PDP National Caretaker Committee extended an olive branch to Senator Sheriff because, the party adopted a policy of "no victor, no vanquished" in order to move the party forward. I am greatly inspired by your desire, drive and commitment to the PDP course.
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I begin this short address by thanking the National Caretaker Committee for the confidence reposed in us to serve as Chairman/Members of the Planning Committee for this Special Convention.
There are indications that the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party is under intense pressure to suspend some of its members believed to be working against its interest.
Senator Okowa and other party members reportedly set up "Another review committee to study the report of the constitution review committee and make recommendations as to how some positions would be zoned to the various regions".
He said, "I want to give you a simple example, an example that all of us know because you don't have to be an economist or engineer to know".
For with our defeat at the presidential election, the loss of many States at the governorship election, and the slide into minority in the National Assembly came the sobering lesson that the PDP had become a victim of its own success. The PDP has a manifesto and I believe in it. That must change. We need leaders, honest leaders, strong leaders who understand that power is held in trust for the people and, therefore, must be administered for their good and advancement.
I am convinced that our wilderness experience may well be a blessing in disguise, for two reasons.
We are not ideal and we would always learn from our mistake.
"It is time to come back home.
Those who are decamping from PDP to APC are fair-weather friends of the party". We don't look back and we have done well.
"In the same vein, the YouWin programme empowered a crop of young Nigerians to go into entrepreneurship and in turn employed others", Jonathan said as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
"If we say that we rekindled hope in our country and regained worldwide goodwill, it is because we pursued a number of policies and programmes that were not only richly rewarding for our people but were also being copied by many other countries across the globe".
"If elected in 2019, PDP will fight poverty and ensure that food prices are reduced, " he added, and urged Nigerians to partner the party to restore good life in the country.