Jonathan expressed optimism that the PDP would reclaim power in 2019 while urging its members to be united and settle their differences.
Speaking at the PDP non-elective national convention, which held at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, August 12, 2017, Jonathan said the PDP is indeed back to reclaim its prime position as the party to lead Nigeria to greatness.
He said: “The PDP is indeed back to reclaim its prime position as the party to lead Nigeria to greatness. As a human institution we cannot claim perfection, but obviously as a political party, our accomplishments as of 2015 far outweigh our shortfalls.
“Nobody should intimidate the PDP. I believe in the PDP; even God Himself believes in the PDP. Today is August 12, look at the weather.
“God wants us to celebrate in the PDP, that’s why there is no rain. We are ready to take over the state houses of assembly, the National Assembly, the states as governors and the Presidency.
“It is important we manage our differences responsibly, with an eye on the divine role of the PDP to lead Nigeria to greatness. Let us rededicate ourselves to playing by the rules.
“Let us all ensure that the PDP is renewed in vigour to deliver on its divine responsibility to Nigerians. Let us forget the grievances of the past and look to the future with confidence and optimism.
“I urge you to go back to your respective constituencies to promote the ideals of our great party. Let it be known that our party has been born anew, committed to the best ideals of democracy.”
The former President expressed optimism that the party would reclaim power in 2019 while urging its members to be united and settle their differences.