The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has said lack of consultation with key stakeholders is the cause of the low morale among the party’s members nationwide.
This, he said, caused the party to lose grounds amid the growing influence of the opposition.
The party chairman regretted that past leadership of the party failed to consult with critical stakeholders.
Mu’azu spoke yesterday in Abuja when members of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), led by its chairman, Chief Tony Anenih, visited him at the party’s secretariat in Wuse.
He said: “We took over this party at a time the morale of members is actually low. We lost grounds at a time competition is going to be interesting.
“This is coming at a time we have the opposition developing the skill of poaching. But I tell you all hopes are not lost. What has been lacking is due consultation with members, especially the elders. This will be restored. Most of you have not seen me even though I am with you in spirit.
“We are doing everything with our colleagues, in consultation with our leaders. With prayers and support, not only will we regain lost grounds, we will also strengthen and get back to our proper leadership position.
“The job is tough and these are tough times. So, first thing must be done first. I assure each of you that I will come to your various homes to see you and consult with you, even pay my homage and respect.”
Anenih expressed satisfaction with Mu’azu’s leadership style since he became the PDP National chairman a few days ago.
The BoT chairman regretted that the reconciliatory efforts he initiated during Bamanga Tukur’s tenure were not appreciated.
He noted that this happened because the erstwhile party chairman was among those who criticised him.
Anenih said: “From what we have seen in the last few weeks since your election, I think Nigerians have hope now. I believe the PDP has hope.
“I also want to thank you for being a team player. Today, we have a national working committee as a team and no longer as a group.”