Adamu Mu’azu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to stop using and dumping party members.
Mu’azu made the appeal at inauguration of the presidential campaign organisation of the party in Abuja on Tuesday.
“Mr President, I want to appeal to you to consider it a challenge to discuss with your governors, senators and all elected officials of PDP that members of the party should not be used and dumped. Adhere to equity, fairness and justice,” he said.
“A lot of our members have left because they have been used and dumped. The membership of other parties, APC, APGA draw substantial members of their parties from the PDP.”
Speaking at the event, Jonathan urged his campaign team to flaunt his achievements in all corners of the country.
“I urge members of the presidential campaign organisation to go round the country, propagating our message of transformation and continuity, he said.
“I urge you to fully mobilise all the party faithful in every ward and every district to work for the victory we require to take our agenda for national transformation forward to a successful conclusion for the benefit of present and future generations of Nigerians.
“We have everything that it takes to run an excellent and victorious campaign. Our great party has demonstrated to Nigerians that it is the party with the broadest appeal. We are the strongest and the biggest. We have engaged the people of Nigeria positively with people-friendly policies, which have moved Nigeria forward.”
The president restated his commitment to free and fair elections, adding he was seeking the mandate of Nigerians again to continue the good work.
“Our commitment to free, fair, credible, and violence-free elections remains unshaken. That should also be your own commitment as we go to the field to seek the people’s mandate once again,” he said.
“You must always remember that we are a party of democrats, not a party of hooligans. We are a party of patriots, not a party of renegades. We are a party of statesmen and women. We are a party of builders, not destroyers. We are a party of committed servants of the people. You must let our people see once again, that we are in this to serve and to move Nigeria forward, not to move Nigeria backwards.
“In the coming campaigns and elections, we must see to it that Nigeria triumphs and that democracy wins. No other cause can be greater than the Nigerian cause. Without Nigeria, there will be no president.”