The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has declared that the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, would bounce back to power in 2019.
This was even as he lamented the hunger and anger in the land, preaching that the ruling party must quickly put out the fire because a hungry man is an angry man.
Ekweremadu spoke in Abuja on Wednesday when the PDP Reconciliation Committee headed by the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, met with him and the National Assembly Caucus of the party.
Citing the Republican Party of the United States of America, which won the presidential election despite its internal crisis during the election, Ekweremadu said PDP would surely bounce back.
He said: “We have crisis. Yes, but just like every organisation and every political party, once in a while.
“The Republican Party in the United States of America had their crisis even in the midst of election, yet they won the election. There was a time during the crisis that some party leaders disowned their presidential candidate.
“They refused to campaign for him. But in spite of that, Americans voted for the Republican Party. Today, they have the presidency and the majority in the Senate and the House.
“So, whatever happens, I believe, surely, PDP will be back in 2019”, he said.
He added: “Today, the country is in crisis. So, our (PDP) house is also burning. We can’t be chasing rats while our house is burning. The PDP house that is burning needs to be rescued. And everybody needs to put in efforts to ensure that it happens.”
Presenting the committee’s report to Ekweremadu, Gov Dickson stressed the need for the PDP to unite to rescue Nigerians form the current hardship.
The Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio and his House of Representatives counterpart, Hon. Leo Ogor, maintained that suffering in the land had shown that the PDP remained the best option for the country.