PDP members, settle your differences

I am not happy with the crisis within the fold of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which has resulted in the party having three factional chairmen. Today, everybody is battling for the control of the party ahead of the 2019 general election, but these people must realise that a factionalised PDP will never have the wide reach to win back Federal power.

It is also possible that members of the party who had been sidelined will work against its interest at the polls. Not having a common voice will make it difficult for the party to return to national relevance.

Those who truly have the interest of the party at heart will do everything in their power to ensure unity among members.

As a result of this, I want to charge members to unite and speak with one voice; it is important that those laying claim to the chairmanship of the party should come together and forge a way forward. Having a divided opposition party will definitely not make the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) entertain any fear in the run-up to the 2019 general election. I hope PDP members will sheathe their sword and unite now.

•Stanley Umoh,