The member representing Langtang North/South federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Beni Lar, has said the unimpressive performance of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC government in the country has put the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in vantage position to bounce back in the 2019.
The lawmaker, who is the eldest daughter of the pioneer chairman of PDP, late Chief Solomon Lar, also decried the continued defection of her party members to the APC, saying it was necessary for party men to remain loyal to the principles and ideologies of their parties, no matter the challenges.
Speaking to newsmen, Wednesday, in Abuja, during the annual traditional Christmas Ball & Carol, organised by The Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David, Hon. Lar insisted that so far, the performance of APC leaves much to be desired, saying the development had started to make Nigerians rate the 16 years PDP-led administration high.
Lar said it was only through politicians’ commitment and loyalty to their parties that the country’s democracy can grow even as she admitted that the PDP was at the moment passing through some challenges.
“The party is definitely going through some challenges. But every party has a time when after it grows so big, it is bound to fall and rise up again.
“If you look at America, the Republicans stayed in power for eight years and then, the Democrats take it for another eight years and it resolves like that.
“So, there is nothing wrong or unusual about what is happening, it’s just that PDP stayed in power for 16 good years which is a good achievement. I think we should be proud of ourselves that we were able to stay that long. However, we will bounce back, there is no fear about that”, she stressed.
On whether she would consider defecting to the APC, Lar said: “I rule it out completely. I am not joining any other party apart from the PDP. We are the founding fathers of PDP and so, we will stay there and make it work”.