With the 2023 presidential elections drawing near, the Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has warned that if the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) must win the 2023 Presidential Elections, the party needs sufficient courage to take decisions that will stabilize the party.
Governor Ikpeazu, who also pledged to assist the Board of Trustees of the PDP resolve the problems confronting the party with a view to ensuring that the PDP clinches victory in 2023, gave the assurance while welcoming the members of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the PDP led by the new acting Chairman and former Senate President, Senator Adolphus Wabara, who called on him at his Umuobiakwa country home.
He said there must be genuine reconciliation and truth if the party must rise above the current challenges confronting it, and prayed that the party would know the variables that have changed and respond to them accordingly.
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The governor stressed that PDP must remain angry and hungry for power, adding that the party must correct the mistakes that made it lose the election in 2015.
According to the Governor, it is better for the party not to wash its dirty linings outside, maintaining that the PDP has the capacity to solve the problem internally.
To that end, he enjoined the BOT to look at the issues dispassionately and expressed the hope that the new BOT Chairman as a career diplomat would rise to the occasion.
He assured that Abia State is a PDP State, hence there was no reason PDP would not win all the elections in the State, informing that the campaign slogan in the State is 5 over 5, meaning securing victory for the Presidential, Governorship, Senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly candidates.
The Governor said that the BOT members have the capacity to resolve the PDP problems and assured that he would help them actualize peace in the party. He stressed on the need for PDP members across the country to pursue the 2023 elections with more vigour , saying that the members must be committed to achieving victory in the forthcoming general elections.
He congratulated Senator Adolphus Wabara on his appointment as the acting BOT Chairman of the party and said that he might have been appointed to the position at this critical period because of his background and capacity to speak the right words at the right time.
He assured Senator Wabara that he would do everything within his powers to ensure he succeeds in his new assignment.