Tunde BOLAJI – MINNA
A Chairmanship aspirant to the put on hold state congresses of the PDP in Niger state, Barrister Mohammed Tanko Beji has urged party faithful to eschew ethnic and religious considerations while making their choice of new leaders for the party.
Beji, who is seeking reelection as Chairman of the party for second term made this appeal after the State congresses was suspended by the National body of the party as a result of unresolved internal crisis over leadership positions.
He said the party has in the last couple of years operated as one indivisible family notwithstanding the areas of the state its leadership come from warning that any attempt to bring religion and ethnicity into our affairs will spell doom for us. (PDP)
He reminded the supporters of the party that most national officers of the party from the state are presently from one ethnic nationality with all of us lending them our support saying” we should not truncate the peace and unity we have in our party now with ethnic and religious considerations”.
The PDP chieftain claimed he has already traversed 19 out of the 25 local government areas of the state adding that from what the people are saying ” I am optimistic that I will be returned as chairman” pointing out that most of the leaders of the party in the three senatorial zones of the state are on his campaign team indicating their ” support for me”
He promised to carry out a major reform of the party if reelected stressing that a reward system for all that contribute to the growth of the party will be introduced even as he also said that the administration of the party will be taken to the grassroot where the people are.
Beji threw his weight behind the zoning of elective and party positions because “zoning has made it easy for us to determine which area of the state should get any position at a given time”.