The Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Governor Ayodele Fayose to infuse all the state chairmen of the party into an extended forum where party issues can be shared first-hand, especially with states where the party is not in government.
The state chairman of the party, Mr. Moshood Salvador, who made the call, said it has become imperative of him to take advantage of his new role to facilitate genuine, long-lasting mobilisation, reconciliation and structural dynamism in the party.
According to Salvador, “This would enable Fayose to meet up with the modern challenges of nation building and to particularly override the assumed superiority of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the nation’s politics.”
While expressing the support of the state chapter to Fayose as well as wishing him a successful outing in his new assignment, it said that the onerous task to rescuing the party partly rest on the governor, stressing that every genuine member of the party truly interested in the return of PDP to the presidency in 2019, should assist with all that is possible.
It said that Lagos PDP was pleased with the emergence of Fayose as the new chairman of PDP governors’ forum.
According to the party, “We are convinced that this emergence will radically reposition the party. We will particularly rely on his doggedness, long-term experience as the oldest serving governor in the nation.
“He should immediately begin the reconciliation of members, elders and youths alike. He should not be demoralised nor distracted by hate speeches against him, many of which will be sponsored by his detractors within and outside the PDP.
“In Lagos state, we expect that he will use his new leadership and role to get closer to our leaders and elders who have at different times and levels served the party and nation meritoriously. He should shun any side talk or blackmail to ignore these elders and leaders. Indeed he needs their experience to add up for his best success.”