Ondo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Clement Faboyede, has declared that the leadership crisis rocking the party at the national level will not prevent it from being victorious in the November 26 governorship election.
Faboyede, who said the party has a way of resolving its crisis both at the local and national level, added that no opposition party can defeat the PDP in the forthcoming guber election.
He stated this while presenting the expression of interest and nomination forms of the immediate past Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, at the party secretariat in Akure, the state capital, yesterday
The chairman also expressed optimism that the national leadership crisis would soon be over, saying all stakeholders are already working towards its resolution.
“I want to assure you that the PDP has no rival in this state, no opposition can defeat us, what is happening at the national level can not affect us, it cannot affect our chances of winning the governorship election, we are retaining power. Our party has a big and wide crisis-resolution mechanism, so I want to tell all our members across the state that there is nothing to fear.”
Faboyede disclosed that Governor Olusegun Mimiko and all other leaders of the party across Nigeria have been working round the clock to ensure that peace returns to the party at the national level, maintaining that the party would hold its national convention in Port Harcourt as scheduled.
He said since the PDP left the administration of the country over a year ago, Nigeria has been moving backwards, assuring that the party would soon take over from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
“PDP is the party of the masses, it is the only party that can move the country forward, you can see what they have turned the country into just one year of taking over power, so we are bouncing back to take over from them,” Faboyede stated.
Clearing the air on the allegation of imposition of candidates by the party’s leadership, the chairman stressed that it had no intention of imposing any candidate, saying the primaries would be held and all aspirants would be given a level playing ground.
In his remark, Jegede said he is confident that the PDP would win the governorship election in November.