The Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel has stated the the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has made mistakes in its approach to the 2023 Presidential Elections.
Emmanuel, in a recent interview with Thisday, revealed that the party was resolving its Internal crisis. Speaking on the rift between the party and G5 led by Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, Udom stated that “small men” in the PDP will go and prostrate before the “big men” who are unhappy in the party in order for PDP to win the 2023 elections.
Udom, who is also the chairman of the party’s presidential Campaign Council said; “We are trying to take the right step. That’s why you are asking about a few issues in our party, and I said, of course, we are making progress. We’ll resolve all issues. You can’t let anybody go in an election; every vote matters.”
“Every single person is important in politics, not to talk of when you’re talking about very big men. Small men like us will go and prostrate ourselves before them: please oh, big men, don’t let us down. I’m into this game to win. I don’t think anybody will get to this point and be doing permutation. What kind of permutation?”
“But they are not unhappy with me as Udom Emmanuel. Did they tell you they were unhappy with the party? Four of them are candidates of the party. They hold tickets of the party. They’re members of the party; you are getting it wrong.”
“Even spoons and plates hit themselves and create a lot of noise; that doesn’t mean they’ve broken. It doesn’t mean they’ve broken. I think that is the situation here. For the fact that people are unhappy, it is inevitable, definitely inevitable, with a large party like PDP. It is the largest party in the whole of Africa.”
“So, certainly, we all make mistakes. I must also confess as a party, we’ve made mistakes, and as individuals, we’ve made mistakes. But these mistakes, I can assure you, will not break us. We are trying to come back, review and then reappraise and see how we can move forward, and I can assure you, we’ll do that.”