Osita Chidoka, former minister of aviation, says the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) could become extinct if reforms do not kick in quickly.
The party ceded some states in the south-east and
south-south regions to a reinvigorated Labour Party (LP) in the 2023
Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme,
on Wednesday, Chidoka said “the party must get its act together and find a
leadership that can represent it in an opposition atmosphere”.
“The PDP in itself is a government that was in power for 16
years,” he said.
“Its instinct is that
of a government party and not that of an opposition party and it has taken us
years now to begin to realise.
“Now, we are beginning to see that PDP itself needs to be
“It needs to renew and reimagine itself to be able to begin
to play the role of opposition, knowing full well that we have a politician as
“If PDP doesn’t get its act together, it will be an extinct
“So, we need to wake up, smell the coffee, find the kind of
leadership that will represent us in an opposition atmosphere and begin to do
the work of the opposition.
“Last four years have taught us a bitter lesson that a young
party can come up and take away PDP strongholds in an election cycle.”
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