AN aspirant for the office of the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr John Darah, has vowed to transform the image of the party when he becomes the new party spokesman.
Speaking to reporters at the temporary national secretariat of the party in Abuja, on Wednesday, the Kwara State -born politician said he would bring his experience in public relations and advertising to bear on his responsibilities.
“As a party man, I will not just be bringing professionalism to bear, I will be bringing passion because PDP is actually the only viable vehicle for taking Nigeria to the next level.
“Unfortunately, the leadership in the recent past had become presumptuous. They took party members for granted, they took the electorate for granted and mismanaged our success.
“The consequence is that we have been thought a lesson that in democracy, the people matter. And that’s the original philosophy of PDP.
“This party was founded on the notion that power in a democracy belongs to the people but it became ‘power belongs to a cabal, a clique.’ And so, all kinds of funny terms like micro-zoning started coming up.
“It’s all schemes designed to subvert the will of the people.”
He therefore expressed the hope that the new leadership of the party would restore integrity and constitutionality to make the work of the publicity department easy.
“I believe that the PDP is an easy sell because there’s no alternative to PDP,” he declared.