A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State and Odunanoba of Benin Kingdom, Prince Henry Omorodion, has called aggrieved members of the party led by the G-5 Governors who left for the All Peoples Congress to “retrace their steps and explore further avenues to resolve their lingering differences with the party’s hierarchy.”
According to him, no disagreement would make one abandon the house which he had helped to build.
Omorodion who is chairman of Hensmor Group of Companies in a statement by his Media Assistant, Ayodele Abegunde issued in Abuja also called on members of the ruling PDP “to beware of plots by enemies of the party to plant seeds of discord.”
He said, “The PDP still remains the party to beat in all elections; there is no conflict that does not have solution. I appeal to the aggrieved members of the party who have joined the APC to retrace their steps now because it is not too late. They should explore internal mechanisms for conflict resolution rather than abandon the party or engaging in anti-party activities.”
He saluted the resolve of the Governors of Niger and Jigawa states to remain in PDP and help salvage it.
Speaking on the 2015 re-election bid of President, Omorodion reiterated that the popular will of the people rather than primodal sentiments of religion, ethinicity and perceived unwritten agreements were paramount.
He criticised those who premised their opposition to the President on his assumed second term ambition and appealed to them to show restraint and allow the constitutional provision to take its full course.
The businessman asserted that it was the Nigerian people who have the final say on the matter.
He pledged his full support for the Jonathan administration, and urged him to “declare his 2015 ambition in earnest.”
Omorodion commended President Goodluck Jonathan for remaining focused on his administration’s transformation agenda and for delivering the dividends of democracy despite the obvious challenges.