Some former governors of the Peoples Democratic Party met Wednesday in Abuja to brainstorm on the rebranding of the opposition party. The former governors were
Rahman Yaro (ex-Kaduna governor), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Achike Udenwa (Imo) and Ikedi Ohakim (Imo). The others are Ibrahim Wada (Kogi), Gbenga Daniel (Ogun), Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano) and Liyel Imoke (Cross River), among others.
Moreover, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy president of the senate was also said to have had a separate meeting with the party leadership at their secretariat in Abuja on the same purpose. Also, at the party secretariat for strategic consultation were the PDP leaders from Osun state, where a governorship election is due to hold later this year. Senator Ademola Adeleke was reported to have led the Osun delegation to the party secretariat, where they met with the PDP National Working Committee, led by National Chairman, Uche Secondus.
One of the series of tweets by the party said, “It was a very busy day today Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the National Secretariat of @OfficialPDPNig, as the Party’s NWC led by the National Chairman, @UcheSecondus had series of meetings with different Party stakeholders.”
The PDP has revved its opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress, vowing to take over power in the 2019 election. The party has emerged from a protracted leadership crisis and a disputed convention that culminated in the election of the Uche Secondus-led party leadership.