Rebrand PDP, Give It A New Face, Presidency Tells Makarfi

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Rebrand PDP, Give It A New Face, Presidency Tells Makarfi

 

The Presidency on Wednesday urged the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi to rebrand the party by changing the name, saying the party cannot make headway by carrying on with the PDP brand.

 

Speaking in an exclusive interview with INDEPENDENT, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters said the PDP cannot be a threat to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at all because the image of the party is already dented.

 

He added that given the monumental corruption that took place under PDP in the last 16 years, the party has nothing to tell Nigerians on why it should be voted into power come 2019.

 

“They (PDP) don’t pose any threat at all. That brand called PDP is dented. It cannot come back as it used to be anymore. If I were Makarfi, the first thing I will think of doing now is to rebrand, by changing the name of the party and giving it a new face. They can’t make any headway as long as they continue to carry on the image of PDP”.

 

“ Look at it , just a few days ago, it was revealed that Diezani Alison- Madueke, the former Minister of Petroleum and Kola Aluko stolen $1.7bn. Mind you that is dollars, not naira. That is the money of Nigerians that could have been used to develop our infrastructures, improve healthcare and so on. A lot is being revealed all over the world about all the monies they have stolen and kept in banks abroad. All these took place under the regime of PDP”.

 

“Whether you are a Service Chief or a political appointee, everybody was just looting as if there will be no tomorrow. So, what will they tell us they want to do in 2019? Under that regime, insecurity became heightened; soldiers were fleeing to Cameroun because of Boko Haram. So what can they tell Nigerians they want to offer in the area of security when campaigning? We have a National Security Adviser who is under trial”.

 

“We have many ex- Ministers under trial under the same regime. The wife of the former president has been investigated and her stolen wealth has been confiscated. So, what is it they are going to tell Nigerians in 2019? Is it going to be a born again PDP or business as usual?”.

 

” For me, PDP is not and can never be a threat to APC and they are not giving us sleepless nights at all” he said.

 

 

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