The former spokesperson of Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has urged the People’s Democratic Party to change its name and introduce some new principles if it intends to win future general elections in the country.
This was contained in an article published on social media on December, 20th by the former spokesperson.
Okupe stated that there are chances for the party to redeem itself from major setbacks its suffered in 2019 if it changes its name amongst other things.
“Now as we go into the new year and look forward to 2023 we must prepare for a new beginning. I recommend that the party and its leadership consider the following: The party must urgently rebrand and take up a new name and a new constitution if it intends to win general elections in the future,” he said.
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FOR THE LOVE OF PDP.
Pdp has suffered major and serious setbacks in 2019. In spite of this it is still the strongest and most resilient party in the country. The present national executives have performed very well in this very trying and daunting if not perilous circumstances.
The presidential flag bearer has demonstrated commendable courage, experience and commitment and deployed personally unprecedented resources in the pursuit of our collective noble objective of taking over power from Apc.
The Apc is not our match. They are bullish and brutal in their political pursuits. But our position of not subjugating national interest and unity to parochial and selfish desires is not something we should regret.
A few individuals also did us proud. Former Senate President Dr.Bukola Saraki and some of his colleagues in the national assembly, including but not limited to, senator Dino Melaye deserve our commendation. So also are former governor ayo fayose and Femi fanikayode. Both Performed as self appointed spokespersons for the opposition in critical times.
Now as we go into the new year and look forward to 2023 we must prepare for a new begining.
I recommend that the party and its leadership consider the following:
1. The party must urgently rebrand and take up a new name and a new constitution if it intends to win general elections in the future.
2. The leadership of the party should cease from been allocated to the state governors. Government and party must be separate to avoid authoritanianism and corruption.
3. Every state branch must work strenuously to find within their respective states at least 25/30,000 financial members who can contribute minimum of N1000 per month to the party. This is apart from monthly contribution of members at the ward levels.This will guarantee collective ownership and independence.
4. Any party official that collects bribe from an aspirant should automatically lose his office once found guilty by a disciplinary committee.