The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, declared that it is not contemplating a change of identity, despite losing control of the Federal Government and some of its states in the last general elections.
The PDP made the declaration in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh. It insisted that it was still the truly national political party with strength and spread enough to regain pre-eminence.
According to Metuh: “We have a name, tradition and values. Sixteen fruitful years as the guardian of Nigerian democracy cannot be nullified by the reason of temporary setback. “We shall rise beyond all and regain our rhythm. Our colour remains green, white and red and power still belongs to the people.
“And to assert that we are proud of the successes of our successive leaders in taking Nigeria to its present height is an understatement, which the passage of the next four years under the APC will certainly prove,” he said.
The party further said that it would not close its doors to other political parties wishing to merge with it, as the best vehicle for the fulfillment of political aspirations of all Nigerians, regardless of tribe and religion.
The PDP explained that its going into opposition would not mitigate its ability as the flagship of democracy, stressing that it was prepared to provide credible alternative, as a constructive opposition, far removed from the wrathful destruction that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had lived thus far.
According to the PDP: “We have, no doubt, lifted the banner of democracy very high and only wish that the APC will move beyond excuses when it takes over time to reconcile mouthful promises with the reality of fulfillment.
“We have not only laid a solid foundation, we have built to a height that no denial can wish away.”