After the general elections in which the PDP lost woefully, the party’s national leadership did all within its power to deflect all the blame. Time and time again, it blamed the Goodluck Jonathan campaign organisation for the loss and exonerated itself.
Gradually, the party is realising that the first step to bouncing back is admission of faults and it said as much in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh.
Metuh said that the report of the Post-Election Review Committee led by Sen. Ike Ekweremadu has been received and that the National Working Committee has deliberated on it. He said the report observed lapses by successive leadership organs of the party in the administration of party machinery. Metuh did not disclose what particular lapses the report pointed to.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) accepts the report of the Post-Election Review Committee in good faith, including the noted mistakes and lapses of successive leadership organs of the party therein,” the statement said.
The statement added that after consideration of the report, the NWC has resolved to table the recommendations of the committee before the party’s National Caucus on Tuesday for consideration.
“The NWC affirms that the rebuilding process, which began with the inauguration of the Senator Ekweremadu-led Committee, is very much on course and urges all party members to remain committed to the course of returning the party to power at the centre in 2019.
“The NWC commends the Senator Ike Ekweremadu-led PDP Post-Election Review Committee for the successful review of the performance of the party in the 2015 general elections and the recommendations for effective rebuilding of the party to regain its preeminent position in national politics.
“Furthermore, the NWC hereby announces the postponement of the rescheduled state congresses in Edo state. A new date will be announced in due course,” the statement added.