As the new National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) assumed office yesterday, leaders and members of the party said it is a new dawn for the party and Nigerians, with the former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, saying that the party will return to power in 2023.
The 21- member national officers of the party led by former President of the Senate Dr. Iyorchia Ayu were inaugurated yesterday to pilot the affairs of the party for the next four years. Owie expressed the hope that the new NWC will take the party to the promise land. He said that PDP would return to its winning ways with the new leadership.
The Senator, who represented Edo South Senatorial zone in the first Senate, noted that the circumstance that led to the emergence of the new national officers was different from what happened four years ago. According to him: “The party was badly divided then. Prince Uche Secondus was brought in by Governor Nyesom Wike and former governor Ayodele Fayose, and many people were not happy at his emergence. That was not the case in the convention where Ayu was elected. “So, I see peace in the party.
I see the people working together to achieve success and I believe PDP will return to power in 2023,” he said. On where the party’s presidential candidate in 2023 will come from, the Senator argued that for justice and equity, PDP should pick its next flag bearer from the north. His argument was that the south produced two of the three PDP presidents that ruled the country, and was in power for 13 of the