Akwa Ibom State Governor Mr Udom Emmanuel says there is hope of better days for Nigerians given the significant gains the Peoples Democratic Party has continued to record as a Party in the nation.
The Governor, who made the remark in Uyo, while flagging off the e-registration of membership and revalidation exercise of the (PDP, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, noted that the current widespread groans of Nigerians due to poor leadership can be addressed by a proactive and people-centric leadership championed by a Party like the PDP.
According to Governor Emmanuel, the present hardship experienced in Nigeria is a display of faulty leadership experiment of an administration enthroned by some Nigerians, which he noted has vindicated PDP, whom he believed would have birthed better leadership outcomes if it still held sway as a party at the center.
“If we did not allow Nigeria to test another party, today the noise would have been so much. Some Nigerians wanted “change” and today, they have seen the change that has brought us where we are, but I am hopeful that Nigeria will be better sooner than imagined when the people give PDP another chance,” he said.
On the electronic membership registration and revalidation of PDP, Governor Emmanuel who was first to be enrolled shortly after flagging off the exercise, appreciated the party for the innovation and for chosing Akwa Ibom as one of the first six states in the country for the pilot of the exercise.
On his part, the Akwa Ibom State Chairman of PDP, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Akpan, in what he described as “the new regime of a digital era”, alluded that the idea of registration of party membership electronically which is the first of its kind in the country, marks a new standard of transparency and credibility in our political system, while appealing to party members to take the exercise seriously.
“I wish to warmly invite our brothers and sisters who went somewhere and want to return, to take advantage of this e-registration and return to the umbrella party.
“This exercise will show clearly the strength of our party in all the wards,” he said.