Senator representing Southern Taraba in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, said the ongoing re-organisation embarked upon by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is meant to reposition the party for a more purposeful outing in 2019.
Senator Emmanuel Bwacha said this recently during the just concluded Ward Congress delegates election of the PDP in Takum, which is part of his Constituency. He said that, the challenges before the party are enormous and there is the need to reorganise and make it wax stronger so that it will take its rightful place in the country’s polity.
He maintained that since 1999 the PDP has been the ruling party until 2015 when it lost the position to the All Progressive Congress, APC, and said there is need to sensitise party faithfuls on the new role the party now assumes.
The law maker explained that the PDP is now in the opposition and it is important to be very effective in the new found role so that it will translate into good governance that the people have been yearning for in the country.
Senator Bwacha disclosed that though the re-organisation is a difficult task, he is sure that all avenues such as dialogue and continous negotiation will be explored to ensure that the party regains its position come 2019.
Speaking on the journey so far by the present administration of Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha said that what every society desires most is peaceful coexistence and commended the effort of the present government for reducing the hitherto restiveness which was prevalent in some parts of the state to the barest minimum, asserting that with peace Taraba will witness massive transformation in all facets.
He maintained that, though the issue of insecurity was a global phenomenon, he lamented that the administration that was sacked by the Supreme Court failed in its responsibility to provide the needed security for the citizens of the state which culminated into death and destruction of property.
On the issue of the invasion of Taraba state by Bokoharam insurgents and cattle herdsmen which generated lots of heated debate in the Senate chamber of the National Assembly and resulted into a serious misconception by the ruling party, the APC, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha said he has been proven right and his opponents put to shame and expressed happiness with the manner both Federal and state government are working hard to end the menace.
The Senator however expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the Ward Congress delegates elections. He pointed out that it was an opportunity for every card carrying member of the PDP to exercise their civic duty as members of the party in order to rejuvenate the party by giving all sense of unity and oneness, stressing that, he took it upon himself to go round his Constituency, Southern Taraba to ensure a hitch free exercise.