The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South Africa Chapter, has said the Party must carry its Diaspora chapters along more than ever, if it desires to change the status quo at Aso Rock in 2019.
In a statement by its Director of Media, Emeka Johnson, PDP stalwarts in South Africa urged the party’s Constitution Review Committee to widen the playing field for Diaspora participation and all-inclusive politicking.
Johnson added that PDP needed those in the Diaspora now more than ever, if it wished to meet the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians.
He said: “PDP still have great minds and articulate political eggheads that would do the yeoman’s jobs highly needed to change the status quo at Aso Rock. One such veritable arm begging to be used effectively is the Diaspora PDP.
“If the party means changing the present Change Mantra and quagmire the nation had unfortunately found herself. If she means harnessing for the larger good of the abundant human, material and natural resources, God had bestowed on the people and land of Nigeria. If she targets merit over mediocrity and desires to join the modern world of growth and development, the Diaspora arm is important.
“For the umpteenth time I cry from the wilderness of political oblivion and neglect that the rejuvenation of the political landscape in my beloved country lies in the abundant resources prevalent in the Diaspora PDP.
“With over 54 Diaspora chapters at inception and many smaller branches and units across the globe, one wonders what the mother body is waiting for than to cash on these seemingly advantageous qualities and quantities.”