The Peoples Democratic Party is back to take over Nigeria and develop it, declared the new national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
He made the declaration in his appreciation remark after his affirmative election as the consensus chairman.
Ayu, a left-wing academic and former senate president in the Third Republic, said the PDP won Nigeria before and would do it again.
“I want to sincerely appreciate the PDP family. Today is simply a “thank you“ address. When we started this party 23 years ago, we never in any way imagined that the journey would get us to this stage.
“A stage where we ruled for 16 years, we went into rough times, but for anybody who bother to see, PDP is back.
“I want to appreciate all of you who have taken time as delegates as observers, as supporters, as members of the media as members of the security services who have made this event such a wonderful event.
“Many people imagine that this convention will lead to the break up of PDP. Those people who are dreaming like that, their dreams were misplaced.
“Those who have lost hope should know that Nigeria is not a divided country. A small group of people decided to divide Nigeria.
“PDP will come back to unite our people, put them together, north and south, east and west.
“We will move ahead to develop this country. We did it before. We are going to do it again. I want to thank the governors,” Ayu said.
Ayu as the consensus candidate got 3,426 affirmative votes out of 3,511 accredited voters at the convention in Abuja.