The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, says the party is putting its house in order to achieve victory in future elections.
Mr. Sheriff made the remarks when he received a delegation of PDP in Benue State led by its chairman, Agbo Emmanuel, in Abuja on Monday.
He said by the time the party reconciled with its aggrieved members, it would make the desire attainable.
“Winning rerun election at this time in Benue state is very important to us in PDP because we always say that Benue State is for PDP.
“It is our in-house problem that created what made us to lose election and we are putting our house in order.
“I have promised to talk with everybody to come back to enable us to rebuild the party so that we can work as a team,’’ Mr. Sheriff said.
He commended the leadership and members of the party in Benue over the re-election of David Mark in the Benue South Senatorial rerun election.
“The victory of Mark is a clear demonstration that Benue is for PDP.
He also commended them for not taking the laws into their hands on the ongoing attack in some parts of the state.
He said he would present their matter to the Inspector General of Police and other security agencies for appropriate action.
“As a party, we will be law-abiding but our rights should not be taken for granted; for us leaders here, we will follow it up to make sure that none of our members are intimidated for nothing.’’
Earlier, Mr. Emmanuel said the delegation was at the party headquarters to brief Mr. Sheriff on the state of PDP in Benue state.
Mr. Emmanuel stated that the state chapter of the party was doing well as demonstrated by the party’s candidate Mr. Mark’s victory in the Benue South Senatorial rerun elections.
He, however, said that the party faced serious challenge following the victory of Mark in the last re-run.
“Several members of our party were beaten, severely injured and maimed while also having their properties worth millions of naira destroyed.
“It is noteworthy that in spite of these acts of brigandage, the people of Benue South stood their ground and voted massively to elect Senator David Mark as their Senator.”
The chairman added however that the opposition All Progressives Congress had refused to accept defeat.
“Benue had also witnessed massive attacks on several communities in Agatu Local Government Area. This resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives and property worth billions of naira.
“We have reason to believe that this recent attack on the Agatu people was punishment for their resolve to vote overwhelmingly for Sen. Mark.”
He called on Mr. Sheriff to use his good offices to call attention of the Federal Government and the international community to the plight of people of the Benue South Senatorial District.
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