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FG Must Tackle Nigeria’s Economic And Security Challenges – PDP



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP


) has begged the Federal Government to do more to tackle economy and security challenges confronting Nigeria.

PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus revealed this recently while speaking with newsmen after the party’s national caucus meeting in Abuja.

According to him, PDP is very bothered about the current economy and security problems in the country, so the ruling party must do whatever it takes to make things better.

He added that the government can definitely do more to eradicate the current challenges because the resources are available to make that happen.

His words, “As the oldest political party in Nigeria, we are concerned about the current economy and security problems in the country.

“We asked that government should do more in addressing the challenges.”

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is a major contemporary political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the centre-right of the political spectrum. It won every Presidential election between 1999 and 2011, and was until the 2015 elections, the governing party in the Fourth Republic although in some cases, amid a few controversial electoral circumstances. Currently, PDP controls 14 states out of 36 states in Nigeria.

In 1998 the PDP in its first presidential primary election held in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria norminated former military leader Olusegun Obasanjo who had just been released from detention as political prisoner as the presidential candidate in the elections of February 1999, with Atiku Abubakar (Governor-Elect of Adamawa State and a former leading member of the Social Democratic Party) as his running mate. They won the presidential election and were inaugurated 29 May, 1999.

The longtime slogan of the People’s Democratic Party has been “Power to the people”. During the party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 21 May 2016, David Mark, a former President of the Senate of Nigeria, introduced “Change the change” as the party’s campaign slogan for the 2019 general elections.

In the 2019 elections, former vice president Atiku Abubakar and PDP presidential candidadate and his party rejected the outcome of the elections as INEC was yet to conclude the process and make an official pronouncement. On the 25th of February, PDP National Party Chair, Prince Uche Secondus alleged that the result as announced by INEC were incorrect.

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