PDP is still suffering from the shock of defeat - Abdulsalami

APDA was set up as a ‘plan B’ for PDP Dokpesi confesses

Ex-Military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is yet to come to terms with its 2015 election loss.

Babangida made this known when Dokpesi paid a courtesy visit to his residence in Minna.

However Dokpesi who spoke to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday about his chairmanship ambition, maintained that the Makarfi-led PDP set up APDA at the peak of the crisis that nearly destroyed the party.

Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said the party is the only alternative to the "misrule of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)".

Makarfi said the PDP would rescue the nation from its "present hard time".

"I take full responsibility for the roles I played in the formation and funding of APDA".

"It would have been enough to perform your role in giving a credible opposition which I am afraid you have not done".

"I am happy now you are waking up and I hope this is the end of acrimony within your party".

He said, "You can see that party chieftains, who have not interacted together for the past 17 months are now sitting side by side, signposting the unity and harmony among all the stakeholders of our party in the state". We are going to have a full-time governor in PDP. When you don't accept that you erred, there is no way you will correct mistakes for the benefit of the people.

"You have your visions and aspirations which legitimately as politicians, you have the right to play a role not only in your party but in governing the country".

"I said very clearly that I have a lot of respect for the elders of this party, I have a lot of respect for constituted authority, but they are human beings", Mr. Dokpesi added.

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