The major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has started strategizing on how to wrestle power from APC in 2023.
The PDP lost to the ruling APC in 2015 following a keenly contested election between the then incubentt President Goodluck Jonathan of PDP and Mohammadu Buhari of APC
In 2019, the PDP tried to regain power through its candidate, its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, but it failed.
With a view to wrestling power from the APC in 2023 election, the PDP has scheduled to hold a youth summit in the six geo-political zones of the country.
The South East zone planning committee was insugurated by the National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus on Wednesday.
Speaking during the inauguration, Secondus said“ Power will shift to the youths, we can’t continue to say leaders of tomorrow, the tomorrow should be now.
“The elders have failed this country without any apology, so the youths should rise up. We can’t continue to watch while the country is drifting away.
“We have our next election in Anambra State and we are going to show force. We should not take this summit as a joke
“Igbos are known for excellence, so I want us to show others the way, let us make Southeast pride, let us make PDP pride. The young have been agitating for power, this is the time to show what you can do with very important assignments.”
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On his part, the National Youth leader of the PDP, Hon. Sunday Ude-Okoye urged the youths to show capacity by living to the demands of the summit.
“This is time for young ones to prove that we are not a divisive tribe, a lot of people see the Igbo that we can’t come together, but we are going to work together starting from this committee
“Our generation has to bring a change, our generation has to show Nigerians that we are unique. If we unite, we can move mountain, I beg everyone to demonstrate peace, oneness
“When NWC approved this programme, it said it should take off from Southeast and that is because the next governorship election will be in Anambra State. So the entire Southeast has to plan and retake Anambra State, it belongs to the PDP.”