A former publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo, Prince Francis Omo-Osunde Iyasere, has called for peace among members of the party.
Iyasere, in a chat with the press opined that division among members could de-market the party ahead of the 2024 elections, according to PMNews.
He advised the warring factions within the party “to sheath their swords and embrace peaceful reconciliation” ahead of the state’s 2024 governorship election.
He maintained that the rifts between members could undermine its bright chances of clinching victory in next year’s gubernatorial election.
He emphasized that “it is time for the internal wrangling within the party to be laid to rest, so we do not lose focus on the bigger picture of winning the governorship election next year.”
According to him, “There is no gainsaying the obvious fact that in the last eight years, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has proven itself as a reckless, anti-masses party that has increased the miseries of Nigerians in all aspects of life.
“In Edo State, we, the PDP, as a more viable and well-entrenched, pro-people party, must properly re-position ourselves to harvest the disenchanted mass of Nigerians who are urgently seeking more endearing alternatives. This should be our focus, not endless wrangling,” he said.
He further stressed that “what should be important and uppermost is the ability, and good conscience, to quickly resolve the disagreements in the greater interest of the party’s stability, virility and election-winning advancement.
“We have all seen that in the Rivers State APC fold, they have seemingly and effectively managed their internal crises with ex-governor Amaechi and the rest allowing the reality of the emergence of a PDP member picking the ministerial slot for the state.”