The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a cog in the wheel of the nation’s democracy, adding that the nation must be saved from total collapse.
Addressing former ministers of the PDP who visited him Thursday in Abuja, the PDP Chief Executive Officer, Prince Uche Secondus said it was time for the opposition party to brace up and seize power in the interest of Nigerians.
"APC has failed woefully. Our nation is in a situation where PDP must save this nation from total collapse. The government of APC has become lame duck after the former President Obasanjo has released a political tsunami and verdict on the government," he said.
Secondus charged the ex-ministers to return to their constituencies and mobilise Nigerians ahead of 2019, saying the NWC was putting all the necessary measures in place to conduct transparent congresses and primaries.
"We will go strictly and abide by our constitution and our rules. That is the promise of the NWC. Our laws must be obeyed, our rules must be obeyed, we must follow them precepts by precepts in order to restore confidence to our people.
"We also intend to devolve power, because over the years, so much powers have been concentrated at the center. And we discovered that the only way to do it is to devolve power to the grassroot. And our slogan explained it all, power to the people. So the people can decide not the people in Abuja or NWC.
"No one single individual can direct, it must be collective leadership. That is what is going to give us victory. Very soon, we shall roll out our programme, we are going to go back online membership drive and it is going to be aggressive," he said.
Chairman of the Ex-Ministers’ Forum and former Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki said,"We expect that with the kind of leaders we have in our NWC now, the war to bring back what rightly belongs to us has started.
"As you begin your crusade of saving democracy in Nigeria, crusade of saving Nigeria from hunger, from poverty, from insecurity, from hopelessness and joblessness, it should be at the back of your mind that the colossal knowledge, experience and technical know-how at the disposal of the former ministers is there for you to tap."