The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has shot down speculations that PDP will go into an alliance with the incoming administration of the opposition All Progressives Congress.
He said that instead of being friendly with the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari, the APC will know that he, as the PDP chairman, is an attack dog.
Mu’azu, who made this known while fielding questions from journalists in Umuahia, the Abia State capital after his visit to Governor Theodore Orji on Thursday night, said PDP would rather provide strong opposition to the APC from May 29 after the latter takes over power.
He said, “By the special grace of God, we will give them a run for their money; that I can assure you under my leadership despite that I am accused of not being an attack dog. They will understand it later. I will wait until such a time when God gives me the opportunity; then they will know whether or not I am an attack dog”.
Muazu, who has come under fire from some PDP faithful over the party’s dismal performance in the just concluded general elections, promised that the party would undergo rebranding under his leadership so as to be able to reclaim its dominance and enviable position in Nigeria’s political landscape.
He said, “The PDP National Working Committee, under my supervision, will be able to rebrand the party, redirect the party, and ensure that the party takes up its national and state leadership position.
“The mistakes we have made individually and collectively will be analysed by a committee and pass to us for implementation to ensure success in subsequent elections”.
On the outcome of the elections, the former Bauchi State governor said he had taken full responsibility, but submitted that “power comes from God; PDP is under testing by God”.
He added, “Unfortunately for them, the responsibility as to whether we succeed or fail, does not solely rest on the National Working Committee. However, I have repeatedly said it that success has too many fathers and brothers too. Failure has none. I have taken full and total responsibility for whatever has happened to the party now.
“I believe in God. And I also believe in destiny and I also believe that power and glory belong to the Almighty God. He gives to whom he wants when he wants. Therefore, he has taken it from us. We give thanks to him all the same today and in the future, and forever, we will remain thankful unto him.
“I assure you that we are under test by God and God will not let us fail. We will succeed. We will pass this test”.
Muazu was accompanied on the visit by the PDP Deputy National Chairman, Uche Secondus, and National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh.
Abia is one of the states where rerun governorship elections are taking place today.