Lagos, Feb. 9, 2018 (TNE) The Lagos State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Moshood Salvador, on Friday charged members of the party to unite to wrest power from the All Progressives Congress (APC), come 2019.
Salvador gave the charge while inaugurating the party’s caucus and State Leaders Council at the party’s secretariat in Lagos.
He said it will be difficult for the party to break the jinx of consistent failures at the polls in the state if members work at cross purposes.
The party chairman called on members to cast aside their differences and be more committed to the party for electoral victory in 2019.
“I want all of us to see the best in PDP now and get the best out of the PDP in the next election. This is only possible with strong unity. No matter how many times the teeth bite the tongue, they are still together, and that is forgiveness.
“Therefore, I call on you to show more commitment to the party and see its success as paramount, to defeat the APC in 2019,” he said.
Salvador urged members not destroy the party, no matter their grievances.
He urged members to make party discipline their watchword and always display a positive attitude for the party ‘s progress.
The party chairman admonished members to respect the power sharing agreement among the groups in the party and shun the temptation of not going by it.
He said the agreement was brokered by the elders of the party as a away to move PDP forward in the state.
Salvador said his mission as chairman of the PDP in the state is to deliver responsive and responsible leadership to galvanise the party to greatness.
He said the inauguration of the committees is to strengthen and reposition the party for greatness in the state.
Speaking on the occasion, a former governorship candidate of the party in the state, Mr Jimi Agbaje, urged party members to stay together to defeat the APC in the state in the election.
He said the APC had failed the people of the state and it was time for the PDP to take over government.
“The APC has failed in the state, making one to ask if anything is working now in Lagos.
“It is time for the PDP to take over government. However, if we must win, we must be united. If we must win, we must say no to impunity. We must put our act together and work with unity of purpose; that is the only way,” he said.
Agbaje commended Salvador for bringing everybody together, saying it is a sure step to record victory in 2019.
Another former governorship candidate, Dr Samsideen Dosunmu, urged members to close ranks and be united.
He urged them to give the Salvador-led executive committee all the support to take the party to greater heights.
A member of the party ‘s Board of Trustees, Mrs Aduke Maina, also preached unity on the occasion.
A former minister, Mr Adeseye Ogunlewe, also urged members to remain one.