The Deputy Senate President said the Peoples
Democratic party will hold APC accountable to
all the promises it made to Nigerians.
The Peoples Democratic Party Post Election
Review Committee said on Saturday, May 9, that
the party will reposition itself to return to power
Deputy Senate President and Chairman of the
committee, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, said this in
an interview with journalists after the committee
met with President Goodluck Jonathan at the
Aso Rock Villa.
“We are now ready to rebuild our party and be
able to present a credible opposition for this
country that will ensure us return to power in
“We are ready to hold the new government
accountable and make sure that the promises
they have made, which we will benchmark
appropriately, will not be that they have deceived
Nigerians and got their votes.
“They are going to account for their statements,
“We will hold them accountable to all the
promises,’’ Ekweremadu said.
According to him, the PDP has absorbed the
shock of its losses in the general elections and
got over the infighting and blame game that
“When you have this kind of situation, the first
reaction will be blame game, but I think we have
been able to absorb that shock and right now I
can assure you that all that bickering has
stopped,’’ he said.
On why the committee visited the President, the
chairman said it was to brief him as the party
leader on the responsibilities assigned to them
and solicit for his support and cooperation.
Ekweremadu said that the committee is
encouraged by the President’s pledge for total
support in the task of rebuilding the PDP.
“I would like to announce that Mr President has
given us his words that he will encourage and
support this process and that he is interested in
the party returning to its past glory and that he
is going to do everything to ensure that we
“And we also agreed that all bickering have to
stop so that we can have a position that will
enable us to rebuild our party,’’ he added.
The PDP leadership has been embroiled in a
crisis of confidence since its huge loss during the
March 28 and April 11 elections.
The crisis led to calls by some party chieftains
for the resignation of the party’s National
Working Committee (NWC) for alleged non-
performance and improper utilization of
The NWC on its part, accused the presidency of
sidelining the members during the entire
campaigns and accused the Presidential
Campaign Organisation for mismanaging the
electioneering process thereby truncating the re-
election of Jonathan.