Wada, who said this while speaking in a chat with newsmen at the Lokoja Township Stadium, venue of the state congress of the party said he was very positive and optimistic that everything would go well.
He explained that the congress was a prelude to the main exercise as it created the platform for election of leaders to lead the party and prepare grounds for a successful outing in the November guber polls.
“Yes, today is a very special day. We’ve been without a state working committee or state Executive Council for some time, so, I’m very happy that we have finally come round to elect the people to lead our party for the next four years.
“Because of the various stakeholders meetings we’ve had, consultations and interactions between our leaders, our expectation is that the congress will be smooth and the outcome will be election of popular candidates”, he said.
The governor added that the executive council to be elected would be saddled with organizing primaries “for the common purpose of organizing our party to win the next election.”
He stated that the last local government congresses of the party went well and even though there was an appeal committee in place, there were no complaints, petitions or rancour.
This, according to him, augurs well for the “renewed and re-energised PDP that will win the next election by the grace of God.”
On why he has not declared his intentions to run, Wada said he was waiting for INEC to lift the lid on political campaigns.
“PDP is a law-abiding party; INEC has not lifted the lid. The bell for people to come out has not gone. You don’t put the cart before the horse, we will follow the law, let’s wait for when INEC makes pronouncement that it is now time for people to campaign and we will come out”, the governor said