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Why PDP Lost 2015 Elections – Ali Modu Sheriff

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The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has promised to focus on the wards and grassroots to bring back aggrieved members.

Sheriff made the promise when a delegation of the Arewa Social Media Forum (ASMEFO) led by Yusuf Dingyadi, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Thursday.

He said he would take the party’s campaign to all nooks and crannies of the country but vowed not to work with recalcitrant and unrepentant party members.

He said the crisis in the party was man-made and self-inflicted, adding that he would ensure the return of the party to the grassroots to ensure viability ahead of 2019 elections.

“We have the mandate of the party members and leaders to reposition the party and we will not work with anyone who will create crisis or violence in the party, no matter their positions.
“The party has suffered enough for its mistakes, and members and indeed Nigerians are looking forward toward a repositioned PDP”, he said.

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He said PDP lost the presidential election to the APC due to injustice and frustration of members by some leaders in the party.

The chairman promised to take the party’s campaign to all nooks and crannies of the country with focus on the wards and grassroots to bring back aggrieved members.

Earlier, Dingyadi said youths had been neglected for long in the Northern parts of the country.

He said it was unacceptable that the social media, which was supposed to strengthen the lots of youths in the region, had become a tool to divide them.

“The efforts of former Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa was largely responsible for the little progress recorded by northern youths in the area of social media’’, he said. (NAN)

 


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