Former President Ibrahim Babangida says the current repositioning of the People’s Democratic Party PDP, is laudable and in the interest of the county.
The Minna general spoke when he received a delegation of the party’s National Working Committee led by its National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus in his Minna residence.
Babangida said he was particularly happy that the party gave assurances that there will be no imposition in all its primary elections. He said it was all about choice and praised the PDP for providing the best choice.
“Your ‘reposition, rebrand and regain’ agenda is working and I mean particularly the rebranding.
“Some people believed that having been in government since 1999, the PDP will find opposition difficult, but you are carrying on well and providing a better alternative.
“You have also not abandoned the people in times of crisis.
“I monitored your activities in Benue, Taraba and you just said your party has sent members to Zamfara to commiserate with the people.
“Surely you have made the people the centre of your return and they will not forget you because you were with them in time of sorrow,” he said.
Prince Secondus in his remarks commended the former military leader of making the welfare of Nigerians the thrust of governance.
“Today, our nation is drifting and as leaders you cannot afford to keep quiet and watch on the sides.
“Leaders like you must come together and take a firm position on how to save our nation from the precipice,” he said.
Secondus said the party was geared towards mentoring a new generation of young Nigerians that will take the nation to the next millennium.