He mentioned that Nigerians wouldn’t vote for the party just because it had completed it earlier than, however must show that it might do it higher than the ruling All Progressives Party, (APC).
He mentioned that no different party in Nigeria was higher geared up and positioned to rescue and rebuild the nation than the PDP, including that the party did it earlier than.
He recalled how PDP took over energy from army rule in Nigeria and inside brief years beneath former President Olusegun Obasanjo administration reversed the collapsed financial.
Ayu mentioned that the administration additionally stabilised the alternate and rates of interest, made strides within the provision of infrastructure, secured aid from overseas collectors and restored religion in Nigeria each by its residents and overseas buyers.
“Many of our residents within the diaspora returned and arrange companies right here or contributed in different methods.
“Foreign buyers trooped in. Abuja and different cities remodeled from websites of deserted initiatives to thriving development websites and livable cities.
“Do we bear in mind what our phone system was like earlier than the PDP authorities gave us GSM,?” Ayu mentioned.
He mentioned that whereas PDP might do that once more, it had to do the primary issues first.
“Nigerians aren’t going to vote for us simply because we had completed properly earlier than. People do not vote for the previous however for the current and the longer term.
“We have to show that we will do higher than the present APC authorities. But we must begin with placing our personal home so as.
“We are a giant tent, certainly a giant umbrella. Yes, inside the party now we have totally different tendencies, worldviews and experiences. But our overriding curiosity ought to be Nigeria.
“To carry it again from the brink. To make it higher. To current Nigeria to the world once more as a rustic of great, competent and dedicated individuals. When we rebuild it we are going to all profit,” Ayu mentioned.
He mentioned that the party had to rebuild Nigeria to present training for all its residents, secures its borders and protects its law-abiding residents wherever they might dwell, no matter their occupation and no matter their language, faith or ethnicity.
“We have to rebuild a Nigeria with roads, bridges and railways that crisscross and join totally different elements of this nation to facilitate and promote the motion of individuals and items to develop our financial system.
“We have to rebuild a Nigeria that pays respectable wages to employees in order that we even have an actual financial system pushed by larger productiveness and shopper spending.
“ We have to rebuild Nigeria to turn into a fertile floor for our younger individuals and different entrepreneurs to unleash their creativity and innovativeness shopper spending.
“Let us rebuild Nigeria as a rustic that doesn’t deal with any of its peoples as second-class residents,” he mentioned.
The chairman-elect added that “We have to enthrone inside democracy in our party and get accustomed to it.
“Let us collectively rebuild PDP as a peoples’ democratic party, as our title says, a party that actually belongs to the grassroots. Let us put behind us the quarrels of yesteryears.”
He urged the party leaders and members to direct their energies in direction of reclaiming energy from the APC and implementing a programme of rebirth, development and alternative for the nation.
He famous that the retreat was to re-appraise and re-affirm PDP’s imaginative and prescient as a party and its mission in Nigeria political house as properly to energise the party leaders and rededicate them.
He added that the retreat was additionally to recommit the party leaders to the sacrifices they want to make to rescue and rebuild the nation.
“And speaking about sacrifices, I acknowledge that, as PDP members, you might have been making huge sacrifices, particularly these of you who’ve held agency to our rules within the final six years plus.
“ But take into consideration the larger sacrifices made by our founders who, at nice danger, challenged the army management and performed a vital function in profitable again our civilian authorities.
“Without their sacrifices we might not also have a platform and a voice in the present day, discuss much less of gathering right here for this stock-taking,” he mentioned.
Ayu added that the retreat was the primary in its collection of spherical desk dialogues and conferences to assist sharpen their positions on totally different coverage points.
He mentioned “It is my hope that this may set for us a transparent roadmap and make clear our considering on how greatest to assist deal with the issues of our individuals and nation.”