by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Kaduna state, who contested the just concluded state party elections but lost, have been advised to join hands with the newly-elected officials for development and progress of the party in the state and Nigeria in general.
Outgoing state caretaker committee chairman of the PDP, Hon. Bashir Tenimu Dutsenma, made the appeal during his handing-over speech on Tuesday in Kaduna, at the party secretariat.
He said, “I am calling all our party members, especially those, who contested but lost, to kindly join hands together for the development of the party, not only in Kaduna State but to Nigeria at large. Congratulations, once more! May Allah (SWT) be your guidance in the discharge of your duties.
“Sequel to the successful conduct of Kaduna State Congress last Saturday, 19th day of September, 2020, I am delivering a message of unity and strength to you, and this message is deeply from my heart.
“My fellow party members; today, a new chapter of our party’s greatness is now beginning with a new surge of optimism. What we are witnessing today is the renewal of our party’s good spirit – to be the people’s choice – and has also proved that the party (PDP) is now ready more than ever before to live strong.
“These elections, no doubt, produced legitimate Party Executives with full of experience and hard work dedicated to the success of our party in all ramifications.
“Mr. Chairman and members of the newly-elected party officials; you will now be the leadership of PDP in Kaduna state for the next four (4) years,” he stated.
Responding, the newly-elected chairman, Hon Felix Hassan Hyet, said the party should be more united than ever before and ready to take over power from the ruling party.
He said he’ll reach out to aggrieved members of the party for unity, and to be prepared, especially as local government election time is fast approaching, adding, “There is no victor or vanquish of the election.”