A sitting member of the Federal House of Representatives from Taraba State, Hon. Rimamnde Kwewum, has opined that the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) leadership needs a change in order for the party to win the upcoming 2023 election. ayokinews.com reports
Hon. Kwewum who happens to be representing Donga, Takum and Yangtu Federal Constituency, made this known on Monday 19th July, 2021, while talking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Hon. Kwewum stated that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chances of winning the next General election in Nigeria is slim and that if the party wants to come out victorious in 2023, the leadership of the party would have to be changed.
“It is imperative for PDP to be competitive in the next election. There has to be a change now, not later, in the leadership of the party.
“Normally, when a party leadership leads a party to defeat, it resigns to make way for people with new ideas to take over. That had been the standard around the world.”
Speaking on the rumored crisis in PDP, Kwewum noted that the party isn’t faced with any inner challenges and discord among it members.
“I don’t think there is any crisis in the PDP. What we have now is that some members such as the Governor of Rivers and some people at the National Assembly and a greater majority of members of the party think that the national chairman has done enough, even though his tenure will not elapse until November.
“But we think it is expedient for him to leave the scene for some other people to try so that we can have time to reorganise the party, do a genuine reconciliation of party members.
“As you know, the party has some challenges in some states where there are cases in court. We have some state congresses that have not been concluded.
“We think that it will be good to have somebody that is not part of the crisis to manage the process of reconciliation and the process of reorganising the party to be able to fight effectively during the 2023 general elections.
“Some people may feel offended that such a call is coming but I am of the view that this call should have come even before now.
“But it is clearly observable that there are frictions, there are some challenges and it will be better for the party for a new leadership to resolve. Not that there is any crisis. The party is not in factions as far as I know.
“You know that when PDP had a crisis, we had two parallel chairmen, caretaker committees until the court resolved. We don’t have that situation today, so there really isn’t any crisis,” Hon. Kwewum stated.