Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, the Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has called on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) key stakeholders, stalwarts, elderstatemen, and members of the National Working Committee (NWC), Zonal and States Working Committees amongst other structure to rally maximum support for a successful outing.
The group hereby optimistic that PDP will be more united under the newly inaugurated National Working Committee led by Senator Professor Iyorcha Ayu, who was a former President of the Senate.
Furthermore, the group expressed confident that the new PDP leadership produced during the last National Convention of the party, so far adjudged best, will in no small measure fix every challenge at local, zonal, state, region and national levels.
This was contained in a statement signed by the AASG’s Acting National Director of Media and Publicity, Olusegun ‘Pelumi-Olukoga, and made available to newsmen on Friday.
However, the group congratulated the PDP National Chairman, Prof. Iyorchia Ayu; Taofeek Arapaja, a former Deputy Governor of Oyo State, as Deputy National Chairman (South); Umar Damagum, former Governorship Candidate of Yobe State, as the Deputy National Chairman (North) alongside other people elected into different positions to take over the mantle of leadership of the party.
The statement read: “The group recognises the roles that the former Senate President played during 1993 June 12 Presidential election despite pressure and ugly circumstances as at that time, the undiluted high level of integrity demonstrated in and out of political assignments.
“For this, we believe his emergence as the party’s helmsman will bring good fortune and total turnaround. As a group, we are standing by him and strongly know, he is the right man PDP needs now, to reposition the party for greatness.
“Now that, Nigeria’s socioeconomic, and political activities require urgent ‘surgery’ as well as attention to getting the sound wellbeing and hope of Nigerian people restored; we know Prof. Ayu’s antecedents.
“And achievements in academics, professional fields, politics and governance will play pivotal role to drive the wheel of progress of the party, to ‘national victory’, at this very crucial time in the history of Nigeria.
“We are calling on the party’s key stakeholders, stalwarts, elderstatemen, and members of the national working committee as well as zonal and states working committees amongst other structure of the party to rally maximum support for a successful outing under Ayu.
“As a country, we cannot achieve any meaningful democratic dividends in governance without ensuring sound and transparent internal party administration. All hands must be on deck to ensuring robust engagements, cooperation and team spirit across all levels within the party.
“As a body of like minds, we will continue to stand with PDP of quality leadership, sound values, peace, fairness, integrity and patriotic antecedents.”