Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has stated that his party will return to power in 2019.
He said this on Friday in his opening remark at a meeting with some visiting parliamentarians from the United Kingdom, led by Mark Field, member of parliament and chairman of International Office of the Conservative Party, and Colin Bloom, director of outreach-BCP in Abuja on Friday.
“The party has since overcome the initial trauma that accompanied the electoral setback of the 2015 general election, and is now poised to regain power at the centre in 2019,” he said on Friday.
Metuh told the visitors that the PDP faced serious challenges soon after it lost in the elections, culminating in the resignation of its national chairman.
He, however, assured that every issue would be resolved by the party’s leadership soon.
Speaking, Field advised the party to ensure that it did not trash its brand in the face of challenges.
He observed that while it was common for some party members to demand the removal of leaders after electoral defeat, care must be taken not to jeopardise institutional memory of the party.
“Never trash your brand no matter whatever the government of the day is saying about you”, he told the PDP.
Metuh is facing a seven-count charge of money laundering brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He was released from Kuje prison on bail Thursday.