Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja
Former Deputy Senate President and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ibrahim Mantu has said the draft constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party will remain a major attractions to Nigerians who subscribe to party politics because all loophole exploited for manipulation have been plugged.
Mantu said this in his remarks at the submission of the draft constitution of the party reviewed by the 50-man committee headed by the National Legal Adviser of the PDP, Victor Kwon.
According to him, the reviewed document captures the interests of all shades of groups and opinion in the country.
He said this review committee was the first in his over 30 years sojourn in the politics where the party leadership constituted a committee and allowed the committee to work without being tele-guided by the Chairman of the party or its leadership.
He assured members of the party that the document which was thoroughly reviewed holds the magic at making the party rebound and take over power in 2019.
His words: “Once the constitution of the party is done rightly,
“I have no doubts in my mind that the PDP will soon regain it’s long glory. Please keep this, anything you do, if there is transparency, if there is openness, the good Lord will always be with you. Where you give an assignment and you want to achieve something else, like others are doing, it will not get anywhere.
“The PDP definitely after it might have adopted this constitution we are going to have the best of constitution any political party in Nigeria because we have brought a lot of experience to bear.
“We were the ones doing some of the wrong things, so we now know where we were wrong and we now know where to correct them. So, this constitution is a document of a born again people.
“Nigerians by the grace of God will enjoy this constitutions because we have blocked all the place for any manipulation, no room for any manipulation. No way for manipulations anymore.
Speaking earlier, the embattled chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, said with the new document women and youth will be part of the decision making at the highest level of the party.
He said the draft document will be distributed to all the states and organs of the party to study and make their inputs where necessary for the development of the party ahead of the convention.
He said this will enable members to study the document and make the necessary contribution.
Secondus who said the PDP is the first to review it’s constitution after failing at the poll challenged the ruling party to do same and capture the interest of the people for popular leadership.
The National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwon and chairman of the PDP Constitution Review Committee while presenting the draft constitution to Uche Secondus noted that the PDP remains popular and party of choice among Nigerians.
He said the committee rigorously examined wide spread memoranda received from concerned members of the party to make the review and commended the International Republican Institute (IRI) for their support.