Jimi Agbaje Ex-Governorship aspirant joins PDP Chairmanship race, says he'll restore party's glory

He said the party must learn from the mistakes of the past which caused its disgraceful loss in the 2015 Presidential election.

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Former Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 election, Mr Jimi Agbaje has promised to lead the party to victory again if elected chairman at the Port Harcourt Convention on August 17.

Agbaje, who picked the nomination forms for the chairmanship position in Abuja on Tuesday, August 9, told newsmen that he is in a better position resolve the ongoing crisis in the party as he does not belong to any of the warring factions.

He said the party must learn from the mistakes of the past which caused its disgraceful loss in the 2015 Presidential election.

He said: “We accept that mistakes were made in the past in the PDP, especially with our internal democracy. So we have to go back to the position of the founding fathers of our party on internal democracy.

“And that means that we have go back to our constitution. That is very important. We have to be more all inclusive as we have been thus far. It is about bringing people nearer rather than sending them far away from the party. Everybody must feel to be part of this party.

“What I bring to the table is that I am not a member of any faction or any tendencies. I am in a position to talk to everybody, to ensure that if you love the PDP, then it is time to come back to the zone. I will appeal to those who feel very strongly to join us because Nigeria cannot make the progress it deserves without a viable opposition and that PDP is going to provide that opposition as an alternative government and in a responsible manner."

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Also in the race is the former deputy national chairman of the party, Chief Olabode George, who also picked up his nomination form last week.

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