Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed Mr Chris Giwa a former gubernatorial candidate under defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) during the 2011 election.
The Giwa FC boss was officially received by the opposition party in Jos at the party’s secretariat on Thursday while he remarked that PDP had a better agenda for Nigeria hence his defection to the party.
“Nigerians have tested and tasted the PDP and the APC; from experience, the average Nigerian believes that PDP is a better option. I have opted to go with the majority,” he said.
The former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, mentioned that he would work for the reelection of Sen. Jonah Jang (PDP) Plateau North as he had “no immediate ambition”.
Sen. Jang while welcoming Giwa to the party said PDP was vibrant and ready to wrest power in 2019.
“We had a setback in 2015 but we have put that behind and moved on. The defeat was a temporary setback that has made up stronger after realising our mistakes,” he said.
Jang cautioned all member of PDP not to defect to other political parties because the PDP was temporarily out of power and emphasised that those who do that would lament “very soon”.
He also enjoined party faithful to remain united as a divided opposition is no match for an incumbent government.
“As your leaders, we will do everything within our powers to ensure that the PDP remains a strong and united entity.
“It is good to have an ambition, but no ambition is more than the PDP because it is the platform through which we can achieve such ambitions,” he said.
The Plateau North Senator, told members of the PDP that are willing to vie for elective offices should begin consultation with people and that the party would be democratic in the choice of its candidates.
Damishi Sango, Plateau PDP Chairman said that the state chapter of the party was stronger with the addition of Chris Giwa to the fold in his remarks.
“The party is supreme; every member must respect it,” Sango said.