CHAIRMAN, Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Makarfi, said the PDP is now safely out of the Intensive care Unit (ICU) following the landmark judgement of the Supreme Court.
He stated this on Tuesday while playing host to the Forum of Former National Working Committee (NWC) members who paid him a courtesy visit at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja.
While reminding the visitors of the temporal nature of power, Makarfi said the party under his stewardship will continue to be guided by the principles of justice and fairness.
Makarfi, who pledged to conduct a credible elective convention, saying the party cannot afford to do otherwise, stressed: “When we were in the Supreme Court, we were in the Intensive Care Unit. When they bring you out of the Intensive Care Unit, they put you under observation before they take you to a general ward. We are on a general observation now which is the convention.
“PDP is a family and it should continue to be one. On the convention, be rest assured that we’ll do all that needs to be done to see that we have a transparent, just and fair processes.
“The days of crowning (are over). I’m not saying that attempts will not be there (it is part of human nature), but it is the resolve of all to democratically disagree and carry on. It is important that we come out of that elective convention strong and united.”
He added that with a good outing at the convention, the PDP is sure of taking over power in 2019.
Earlier in her opening remarks, Chairperson of the Forum and former Minister of Aviation, Dr. Kema Chikwe while lauding the leadership qualities of Senator Makarfi pledged the continued support of the ex- national officers to the party’s rebuilding process.
“We strongly believe in your ability to conduct a credible process, conscious of the rebranding of our great party,” she said.