Ahmed Makarfi, caretaker committee chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigeria has “suffered enough” under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP chairman said this in Ede, Osun state, during the presentation of N250 million scholarship to 66 indigent undergraduates.
He advised the people to “come and stay under the umbrella because the broom is no longer sweeping well”.
The scholarship scheme was sponsored by Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west. The lawmaker said said it was done in memory of Isiaka, his late brother.
Ademola replaced Isiaka at the national assembly.
Makarfi said having learnt its lesson, the PDP would keep all electoral promises to Nigerians if given another chance in 2019.
“With the PDP, we are going to have a good time governance under rain, under shine. Nigerians have suffered enough in the hands of APC and God will emancipate us by returning the PDP to power both at the federal and at the state,” he said.
“In PDP, it is going to be promises made, promises kept. We are going to have a full-time governor in PDP.
“No doubt, we have our problems, we have made efforts to correct it, we are not like the government that doesn’t take to corrections or listen at all.”
He urged those who had left the party to return.
“We apologise to those the party has offended and we call on those that have not joined to come and join,” he said.
Adeleke also appealed to the PDP members in the state to close ranks and work together for the common goal of able wresting power from the APC.
“This is the greatest challenge that all well-meaning members of the PDP in the state should saddle themselves with to be able to present a credible candidate that will effortlessly win the governorship election and take over the Bola Ige House, Abere next year,” he said.
“We must compromise and accommodate one another. We must come together in unity so that power does not slip through our fingers next year in Osun state.
“Let us, as a party, avoid rancour, mudslinging, pull him down syndrome and other vices that may endanger our chances of winning the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.
“Those who are yet to sheath their swords must do so and work for the party to win the poll and bring succour to the people of Osun state.”