The national chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Mu`azu, has asked party members to sincerely assess themselves in order to know where they had got it wrong, admitting that the party has lost some grounds.
Mu`azu said this on Wednesday in Abuja when the governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, led a delegation of the party stakeholders in the state on a courtesy call on him.
“We know our party has lost some grounds, we must assess ourselves, we must mark ourselves and we must be truthful to ourselves,” he said stressing that with the absolute cooperation, collaboration and prayers of party members, PDP would regain its lost ground in record time.
He also emphasised that the party would not give automatic ticket to any aspirant in 2015.
“Ticket belongs to God. It is there; it is not here. If you want to be governor you have to be fair about it,’ he said.
Earlier, Uduaghan said the visit was to congratulate Mu`azu on his emergence as the national chairman of the party, and to pledge the loyalty and support of the people of Delta to him.
He pledged the support of the people of Delta State to President Goodluck Jonathan, adding that PDP in Delta was “united, in charge and on ground” and called on all Nigerians to continue to support him in spite of the challenges facing the country.
Elder statesman Edwin Clarke, who was in the entourage of the governor, described the defection of some PDP members to the opposition as an uneventful exercise.
He expressed hope that those who recently defected to the opposition would return to the party’s fold soon.
“I know that where they have gone to, when the fire becomes hot there, they will come back to you to say can we come back. When they do, admit them,” Clarke said.
Uduaghan was accompanied on the visit by the state PDP stakeholders, House of Representatives members, local government chairmen and commissioners.