PDP responds to membership challenges, maps out strategy for future elections


Facing challenges with high-profile members leaving for or considering joining the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is taking steps to reposition itself as the main opposition and prepare for future elections.

Recent losses of PDP members to the APC in the Rivers State House of Assembly prompted the party to address the situation.


The National Working Committee (NWC) led by the acting National Chairman, Umar Iliya Damangun, and the party’s National Assembly caucus led by Senator Abba Moro met at the national secretariat in Abuja to strategize on how to make the party more effective.


Despite the potential loss of members, the PDP asserts itself as the only organic political party in the country, expressing confidence that it continues to attract new members.

PDP responds to membership challenges, maps out strategy for

Party sources indicate that the renewed effort to reposition the PDP stems from the perception that the APC government, led by President Bola Tinubu, has been ineffective in addressing the nation’s socioeconomic challenges.


The meeting focused on policies that resonate with the Nigerian people rather than worrying about individual defections.


“When you talk about people leaving the party, you have to look at the value they bring to the party. What is the value that you talk about people leaving? We are talking about the crucial man, which is the Nigerian people.


“That is why you see all the organs of the party are now moving starting with this National Assembly. This is the base of the party,” the party spokesman declared.


The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, emphasised that the meeting was about repositioning the party, addressing challenges, and asserting its role as a credible alternative to the APC. He stated that the party is actively working to make democracy thrive in the country, focusing on the value brought by members and the interests of the Nigerian people.

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