The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu`azu, on Thursday said that the PDP was not just a party for the present generation, but for the future generation.
He said this in Abuja, when Gov. Gabriel Suswan of Benue led a delegation of the party stakeholders in the state on a courtesy visit on him.
Mu`azu expressed happiness on the development stride going on in the state, which he said, was the reason the people of the state praised the PDP-led administration.
Mu’azu commended those that remained in the party and called on those who had defected to the opposition to return to the party`s fold.
He appealed to members of the party to be patient with its leadership as it thrives to reconcile all aggrieved members of the party.
Earlier, Gov. Suswan said the visit was to pledge the loyalty of Benue PDP to the party leadership under Mu`azu.
He assured that the Benue chapter of the party would deliver the state in 2015, adding that the state would remain a PDP state.
He stressed that members of the party in the state, have no reason to defect to the opposition, adding that those who did, were beginning to return to its fold.
“We are not going to rig any election, just as we have been winning, we will continue to win in a free and fair election.’’ Suswan said.
He highlighted the challenges confronting the state chapter of the party, to include the clash between the fulani cattle men and farmers in the state.
The governor also identified the recent attack on the house of the Tor Tiv, a situation, he said was getting out of control.
“We had tried to control the situation, but it is gradually disintegrating to a level that I will say its almost getting out of control,’’ he said.
Suswan appealed to the party national chairman to prevail on the Federal Government to intervene in the situation before it becomes worst.
This, he said, was critical to ensure that the issue was holistically addressed to enable the state government concentrate on its development drive.
Suswan prayed for wisdom for the party`s national chairman in his reconciliation drive and strength to lead the PDP to greater height.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a painting of the party’s national chairman was presented to him by Suswan at the occasion.
The Governor. was accompanied on the visit by some members of the State House of Assembly, ward and council chairmen and PDP chieftains in the state