PDP youth want party to change name, merge with others

A youth group within the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, known as PDP Youth Frontier, PDPYF, has called on leaders of the party to earnestly consider merging with smaller parties and changing its name.

The group made this position known in a communique on Monday in Abuja, after a meeting of its National Working Committee.

The communique, signed by the group’s national coordinator, Austin Okai, said if the PDP is to make any headway in the 2019 elections, it must “put its house in order”.

The PDP youth said that “in the past 2 months, several consultations and shared ideas have pointed to the fact that for the PDP to regain power at the federal level come 2019, a total overhaul of its entire system must occur. Ensure discipline and expel the members undergoing criminal investigation including NWC and BoT members”.

The group said the national headquarters of the party must in its overall interest provide such a playing ground for all aspirations to thrive within the party.

“Nigeria is currently at a crossroad such that only a strong sense of leadership with purpose can return the country to the path of economic prosperity, progress and unity which it may have deviated from,” they said.

The group also said the ongoing war against corruption and graft by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, “is wholly a welcome development that is long overdue. However the war must be executed with regards to the constitutions of the Federal Republic of Nigeria above anything else”.

The youth called on Mr. Buhari to widen the scope of the war against corruption and make it all inclusive.

“The EFCC and President Muhammadu Buhari’s led federal government must engage Nigerians and update them on how much of our looted patrimony have been recovered so far. Dedicated accounts wherein the funds are deposited for safe keeping should also be disclosed be it in the custody of the CBN or EFCC.

“That there is an essential need for proper separation of powers. The Judiciary is urged to stand firm and defend the right of Nigerians according to legal provisions without resorting to technicalities to protect unpatriotic citizens from punishment.

“The Chief Justice of the Federation must therefore charge legal practitioners to abide by the ethics of their profession as there is enormous danger in impunity and human rights abuses including the ones perpetrated by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The legislature must live up to its bill in checking the excesses of the executive at all times as the 2016 budget saga has shown that there is an urgent need to closely guide and monitor the activities of the presidency and some political greenhorns serving as aides holding sensitive posts,” the group said.


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  • Victor Aikhionbare

    Consider Olu Falae’s party first. He has to merge with you guys. It’s the least he can do

  • sanctus

    The point raised by the communique is a good one with clarity of thought, opinion and advice. Be that as it may, the ongoing fight against corruption is taking it base void of the constitutional provisions and extant rules. WON’T THIS COMMUNIQUE NOT HAVE TAKEN A SWIPE ON THE ILLEGALITY AND EXCESS OF THE PRESIDENT IN DENYING JUSTICE.?

    • SamPsalm

      You mean, you want the communique to have been about wiping the faeces infested butt of the PDP in the face of the President and rebrand that justice? The President has not committed illegality or excesses and that would not change simply because every tainted soul connected to the PDP want that to be the narrative. The truth: for once, Nigeria has a President ready to err on the side of justice, not corruption and crimepreneurs. So, for once, prosecutors are becoming creative in frustrating the frustrating devices of defence lawyers. For once too, it is good to see defence lawyers and the crimepreneurs clients crying – instead of the EFCC and law enforcement lawyers crying while those who should be in prison click champagne in hotel suites enjoying their loot while the nation dies. So pele

  • monicaterna4u

    this is a welcoming development we hope to see this idea happening soon

  • Opia

    It would look rather embarrassing really

    • mama dee

      why?

  • usman

    its a good idea bt hope the elders will accept d development of a new team to run the party affairs, so to fyn way to make way for new ideas

  • Ela

    Rather..REBRAND the party and take advantage of d numerous positives of the SOCIAL MEDIA (My opinion)

    • halima

      yes social media will do much work cos that is where the APC used to tell all dem lies, hope PDP dey hear?

  • halima

    its like the old generations in the party need to gave way for new blood to follow this APC pple leg for leg head for head

  • wilfred

    All point noted are acceptable and practicable except that the recommendation of the President to pursue antigraft war in the spirit of laws do not reflect current realities. On the Presidents’ it should have been a clarion call for him to adopt and embrace law. We need to call Buhari to order.

  • musa muhamed

    we are right behind u,

  • Linda Ohuro

    APC sponsored Jokers, who are not even aware of the money collected on their head. Silly people desperately seeking relevance. Why can they not go form a political Party of their own and declare an affiliation to PDP, if they love it so much? Brainlessness bores me….

  • joy femi

    supported

    • usman

      is dat all u can say?

  • Rosekate

    PDP youth can merge with all is small party to improve them

  • Amina Umar

    so we can fight the tyrant that is fighting only one party claiming he is fighting corruption , we will teach them how to do it better

  • wilfred

    Beside the recommendations the practice as to power issues must be well handled. If possible there should be a grievance handling and reconciliation panel to ensure inner issues are taken care off.

  • Godwin

    I support want victor said Olu falae party first….PDP can merge with them

  • bela

    Changing the name, i disagree. what the party really needs is reformation, discipline and accountablity. there is nothing wrong with NAME, the members have the problem not the name pls.

  • godwin

    Young people should ensure they have or nurture great courage capable of making great difference when the opportunity will come knocking. Responsibilities should be given also to the youth.

  • tazo

    its a good idea.

  • Ela

    There shud be a RECONCILLIATION effort as well,go looking for founding fathers,get all good hands back on deck and take d party forward (my opinion)

  • Ada chinedu

    i dont even no y the budget will miss at the fist place , is just negligent of duty anyways i hope it will Neva happen again for the image of this good country

  • miky

    i believe the founders shld sit on it n think d way forward

  • K. bullet

    When?

  • NaijaMindOfChange

    Looters party, just passing

  • Olu from South Africa

    As long as PDP youths or what they called themselves are still wearing Mr Dumbo branded t-shirt as shown above. Nothing good can come out from rebranding of the looters’ party.

  • Olu from South Africa

    Throwback …. ”the problem that we have is the President himself- a President (Dr. Dumbo) who prides himself on his own weakness and incompetence and whose love of false prophets and strange women knows no bounds and has no end. A President who is as confused and as clueless as the comic character called Chancey Gardner in the celebrated 1970’s Peter Seller’s Hollywood blockbuster titled ”Being There”. A President who does not understand the meaning of the word ”class” or ”honesty” and who breaks his own word consistently. A President who has abdicated his responsibilities, DESTROYED HIS OWN POLITICAL PARTY, divided his own country, alienated his own friends, humiliated his own mentor, abandoned his own people, brought ridicule to his own faith, cowers before his own officials, betrays his own governors, scorns the international community and BREAKS HIS SOLEMN OATH TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE. A President who does not even have the nerve or the guts to call to order any of the numerous Jezebels that control him. – Femi Fani-Kayode ……some people are better to be prophets than be politicians.

  • dpfrank

    Corruption killed PDP

  • dele20

    Corruption knocks Pdp down like banger

  • dele20

    Let call a spade a spade, a looter will be a looter, if you change the party’s name, you attitude of looting, can be changed, no matter how deceptive you want to become to the whole nation, Nigerians are not fools, Apc is the trusted party, buhari is the trusted president

    • Gracey

      In ur eyes. Negative mind set.

      • dele20

        Mumu dey comment

      • dele20

        You lack manners & senses

  • dele20

    PDP is fake