For 16 years, PDP produced leaders who determined the fate of Nigeria and ruled in different capacities, until the March 28 and April 11 general elections changed it all.
Following its shocking loss in the 2015 general election, 'former' ruling camp, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has indicated the possibility of merging with other parties.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, May 17, the party publicly acknowledged its failures and wrong doings of the past, stressing the need to rebuild a new PDP that will be formidable even in the face of adversaries.
For 16 years, PDP produced leaders who determined the fate of Nigeria and ruled in different capacities – Presidency, Senate, Governorship, House of Assemblies, Federal and State Parastatals, and at Local Government levels.
But the March 28 and April 11 general elections in Nigeria changed it all. PDP was shown the way out.
The outcome of the election dealt a deadly blow on the 'ousted' powerhouse party, as most of the key government offices, Federal and State, were won by the opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
The effect of the unbelievable loss is the ongoing internal crisis in the party, with bickering and attacks renting the air of Nigeria's political space.
The party said it is ready to start afresh, open to new ideas and opinions – apparently PDP is regrouping ahead of the 2019 political dispensation.
Some the party’s tweets read, “We are willing to merge with other parties but we ruled out a change of name.
We are ready to listen to you &hear what you think. We require genuine & sincere advice from you because a one party system not an option.
We have tried our best as a political party but must be quick to point out that we were not perfect. We never claimed to be.
We want to run a new PDP that welcomes criticism & see it as a necessity to make amends."
See some of the tweets below: