The Peoples Democratic Party was launched at a colourful ceremony at the International Conference Centre Abuja on August 31, 1998. The Party had Dr. Alex Ekwueme as Chairman of the Steering Committee while Professor Jerry Gana was the Secretary. The PDP applied for registration along with several other political associations using the guidelines released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC.)...
Despite all these stringent criteria, the PDP emerged tops. The INEC verification team observed that the PDP was firmly established in virtually all the wards of the federation. In the Local Government Polls, the PDP won 471 out of the 774 LGAs and won in 28 of the 36 states and the FCT. Thus, the ground work for the emergence of the PDP as the most popular and largest political party in the history of Nigeria was achieved. The party not only had presence in every locality, it also was ahead of its competitors in the thrust of campaigns.
Under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) between 1999 to 2015, Nigeria was clearly and irreversibly on the path to greatness. A number of monumental legislative and institutional reforms were successfully executed to pave the way for effective regulation and privatization of utilities and infrastructures. 2. The PDP was able to set Nigeria and Nigerians free from the slavery of the then accumulated foreign debts by negotiating Nigeria’s debts with the Paris Club and other multilateral agencies of the World. 3. Before the PDP came to office in 1999, Nigeria had less than 500,000 telephone lines and we were told that telephones are not for the poor. In 2014, fifteen years of PDP government, Nigeria had more than 98million telephones subscribers which included the rich and the poor. 4. The PDP government conscious of the role of road infrastructure to economic development awarded several contracts for the construction of roads and rails in different parts of the country. Some of the roads include the Kano-Maiduguri expressway, the Lokoja-Abuja expressway, the Benin city- Okene expressway, the Benin City bypass to Agbor and Sapele, the Onitsha-Enugu expressway, the Port-Harcourt – Enugu expressway. The Kaduna-Abuja standard gauge railway was awarded and was nearing completion by 2015. The Benin-Shagamu expressway was also being reconstructed. Also work on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway was nearing completion. etc
The founding fathers of Independent Nigeria had a vision of establishing a great African nation that would be the pride of the black man in Africa and the diaspora. It was to be a nation that would earn not only the respect but also the admiration and envy of the international community in every field of human endeavour.
The PDP shall be committed to: i. The principle of participatory democracy that lays emphasis on the welfare of our people. ii. The principles of social justice and the equality of opportunities for all citizens. iii. The promotion and defense of the Nigerian Federal System of government. iv. The principles of accountability and transparency in order to restore confidence in the institutions of government, discipline and leadership by example as basis for public life and personal integrity as an important moral value in the conduct of public affairs., etc.
At the root of Nigeria’s political and social problems is poverty and low access to economic opportunities. ii. The improvement in the well-being of Nigerians is the ultimate objective of the PDP’s economic policy, and make accessible to every Nigerian the basic needs of life. iii. The focus would be to create a market-based economy driven by small and medium scale businesses and regulated by a reformed public sector. iv. At the very foundation of the above objective of the party is the pursuit of a strong, virile and diversified economy built to stem rural urban migration through investment in modern agricultural methods.
The political objective of the Peoples Democratic Party is to: i. Seek political power for the purpose of protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria and promoting the security, safety, welfare, and well-being of all Nigerians. ii. Promote and establish political stability in Nigeria and foster national unity and integration while safeguarding our culture and our values. iii. Provide good governance that ensures probity and participatory democracy. iv. Guarantee human rights and fundamental freedoms of all citizens and persons resident in Nigeria. v. Promote and nurture democratic ideals and traditions on a sustainable basis, etc
The political objective of the Peoples Democratic Party is to offer equal opportunities to hold the highest political, military, bureaucratic and judicial offices in the country to all citizens, and protect, defend and safeguard the interests of all, including minorities.
We affirm our belief in the unity of Nigeria under the Federal System of Government. 2. We shall, therefore, continuously promote political tolerance, accommodation and compromise, religious harmony, as well as inter-ethnic and intra-ethnic accommodation and co-operation. 3. The Party shall also promote geopolitical balancing as a fundamental principle of power sharing in the country, in line with the principle of federal character. 4. The Party shall uphold the principle of power rotation in our polity at all levels.
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