By Bankole Wright
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that Nigerians still want the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to lead the country.
Jonathan said this at the expanded National Caucus of the party held on Monday night at Wadata House, Abuja.
“Nigerians still believe in the PDP because when the Supreme Court judgement was given, I was so surprised that some people called and sent text messages to me.
“They are not even politicians but they are so happy that PDP is come on stream because they were worried that PDP will go down.
“So, if people who are not even members of PDP are happy that PDP has now gotten a platform to operate in spite of the negative propaganda against us, it means people still believe in PDP. It is a party that Nigerians still believe in,” Jonathan said.
He appealed to party members to rebuild it.
“The first thing we need to do is to rebuild the party because when the party is strong, everything will be added to that.
“Whether you have individual or group interest, as a politician, you must serve. These are very basic things, but first and foremost, we must strengthen the party.
“Let us cooperate with the Caretaker Committee and make sure that PDP is very cohesive. And when that happens, people who stepped aside may step back.’’