The Niger State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state not to hand over the current decay in the system to it come 2023.
Rather, it urged the ruling party to revive the breakdown and hand over the state the way it was handed over to it in 2015.
The party, through the state chairman, Bar. Tanko Beji, stated this in Minna, the state capital, said the PDP will ensure that it takes back the state in the 2023 general elections, hence whatever is not working in the areas of security, economy, education among others should be revived.
“The system seems to have broken down, the economy is weak, the security situation has degenerated, education is at its lowest web. Government should do something to revive this. So that, when they are handing over to us, they will be handing over what we gave to them. We will ensure that we win, it’s on the front burner,” Beji said.
He also maintained that the party will not change its position on zoning, saying the governorship seat of the state has been zoned to Niger South Senatorial District.
Beji said, “We are still maintaining our zoning formula. Our Governorship seat has been zoned to zone ‘A’, Niger South Senatorial district. It is achievable and all those picking interest are from the zone. I must say that anyone that tries to kick against it will meet a thick wall.”
He further disclosed that under the leadership of the new executives, decisions taken by members of the party would not be altered.
According to him, power will be given back to the people at both local government and ward levels to give them a say in the affairs of the party.
“We want to take the party back to the people and we won’t change the decisions of members. We will give back power to them. What the members desire is what we are going to do after that the ground will be fertile,” the chairman added.