he vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday urged leaders of the party to be united in defending democracy in the country.
Obi, who spoke at the 88th PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja, said the party had great role to play in building a better Nigeria.
“We have a duty as a party, you can see the way things are, we have to do whatever is possible to ensure that we contribute to building a better nation.
“PDP remains a party of …our dear country today and our commitment at coming together is inevitable to make that work.
“Mine is to appeal to all of us. This is time for us to come together, and I’m sure chairman you’re doing your best.
“Let’s work together. Our future; the future of this country depends on PDP. The future of this party is very bright and our commitment will go a long way,” Obi said.
Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, in his remarks, said the National Assembly would do the needful on the amendment of the Electoral Act to address present electoral challenges, when the lawmakers resume plenary today, January 28.
“We have taken note of what you have said about our working very hard on the electoral reforms. Also, we’re taking note of every other thing that you have mentioned here today.
“I can assure you that the National Assembly will do the needful with regard to these legislations that are pending.
“In fact, the mover behind the last amendment of the Electoral Act that would have put an end to all these problems that we have seen today is right here with us, the former chairman of INEC Committee in the National Assembly.
“We want to let you know that we need your support in that and this is a matter I think we will have to take when we are in a caucus, not here.
“The National Assembly indeed need your support, but I can reassure you that whatever we need to do to get the legislation done we will surely do it,” Abaribe said.