He mentioned that Nigerians wouldn’t vote for the party just because it had achieved it earlier than, however must display that it may do it higher than the ruling All Progressives Party, (APC).
He mentioned that no different party in Nigeria was higher outfitted 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 navy rule in Nigeria and inside quick years below 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 reduction from overseas collectors and restored religion in Nigeria each by its residents and overseas traders.
“Many of our residents within the diaspora returned and arrange companies right here or contributed in different methods.
“Foreign traders trooped in. Abuja and different cities reworked from websites of deserted tasks to thriving building websites and livable cities.
“Do we keep in mind what our phone system was like earlier than the PDP authorities gave us GSM,?” Ayu mentioned.
He mentioned that whereas PDP may do that once more, it had to do the primary issues first.
“Nigerians will not be going to vote for us simply because we had achieved properly earlier than. People do not vote for the previous however for the current and the longer term.
“We have to display that we are able to do higher than the present APC authorities. But we must begin with placing our personal home so as.
“We are an enormous tent, certainly an enormous umbrella. Yes, inside the party we now have completely different tendencies, worldviews and experiences. But our overriding curiosity ought to be Nigeria.
“To convey 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 schooling for all its residents, secures its borders and protects its law-abiding residents wherever they might stay, 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 completely different elements of this nation to facilitate and promote the motion of individuals and items to develop our economic system.
“We have to rebuild a Nigeria that pays respectable wages to staff in order that we even have an actual economic system pushed by greater productiveness and shopper spending.
“ We have to rebuild Nigeria to grow to be 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 identify says, a party that really 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 the direction of reclaiming energy from the APC and implementing a programme of rebirth, progress 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’ve gotten been making monumental sacrifices, particularly these of you who’ve held agency to our ideas within the final six years plus.
“ But take into consideration the larger sacrifices made by our founders who, at nice danger, challenged the navy management and performed a vital position in profitable again our civilian authorities.
“Without their sacrifices we might not also have a platform and a voice at present, speak 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 completely different coverage points.
He mentioned “It is my hope that it will set for us a transparent roadmap and make clear our considering on how finest to assist deal with the issues of our individuals and nation.”