By Dare Lawal
The acting chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed, has made his first public statement since his elevation to the role last Monday.
Speaking to scores of PDP leaders and members who visited him to pay solidarity, Mohamed advised party members to stop the ongoing blame game which has followed the party’s loss at the polls.
He pledged to partner with the National Working Committee to return the party to the grassroot.
He stressed that rather than dissipate energy on blaming and pointing accusing fingers at one another over the outcome of the recent general elections, they should brace up, close ranks and devise workable ways and means of reinventing the party as a true national party which many Nigerians have known since 1999.
The new BoT chairman said that what is most important now is the future as what happens when a man falls is not as important as what he does after the fall.
“This is not the time for finger-pointing and apportioning blames. This is the time that we should overlook the shortcomings of each other and look at the positives so that we can put our wisdom together and move the party forward in furtherance of the excellent democratic profile which our great party has earned among Nigerians over the years”, he said.
He emphasised that the time has come to take the party back to the people at the grassroots where it was rooted, pointing out that this is the only veritable means of reconnecting the party with the people particularly those who left it after feeling disgruntled at the way they were treated.