…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
During a retreat organized for lawmakers-elect of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state, Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, described the party as a “government-in-waiting.”
He urged party members not to lose hope while awaiting the resolution of the dispute at the presidential election petition tribunal.
Warning Against Temptation to Leave the Party
Atiku cautioned PDP members against being tempted to abandon the party due to the temporary setback.
He emphasized that the truth would ultimately prevail.
He urged the lawmakers-elect to remain resolute, highlighting that they are representatives of both the party and their constituents.
Emphasizing Unity and Collaboration
Atiku stressed the importance of working as a team to achieve meaningful results.
He urged the lawmakers-elect to stay connected to their roots, constituents, and other stakeholders.
Recognizing that the current electoral challenges have placed the PDP in the position of an effective and constructive opposition, Atiku encouraged party members to prepare for a possible role as the majority party once the cases are resolved.
Upholding the Role of Opposition
Atiku reminded the lawmakers-elect of their role as the opposition, which is to hold the government and the majority party accountable.
He emphasized that by fulfilling this role, they demonstrate their readiness to govern and serve as a “government-in-waiting” when the time comes.
Sustaining Hope and Preparation for Governance
In conclusion, Atiku urged PDP members not to lose hope and to maintain their focus on the future.
He emphasized that their dedication as the opposition would contribute to the party’s preparedness to govern in the shortest possible time.
PDP as an Alternative Government
By affirming the PDP as a “government-in-waiting,” Atiku conveyed the party’s determination to continue working diligently, both in opposition and in preparation for future governance, while awaiting the resolution of the electoral challenges in court.
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