National convention: PDP speaks on aggrieved members

Posted on Dec 22 2017 - 5:43am by admin

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised members of the Party who are aggrieved over the outcome of its December 9th National Convention to explore the opportunities provided by the Governor Dickson’s Reconciliation Committee in line with the PDP constitution.

The National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Kola Ologbondinyan, gave the advice on Thursday during a press conference held at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja.

Ologbondinyan added that the party will remain a responsible and law abiding organisation with level playing ground for all to aspire for any position.

He, however, warned that on no account should members submit themselves to the manipulations of the ruling All progressives Congress so as to be used as agents of destabilization.

According to him, “Party members who contested for other positions from the National Secretary and below were duly informed that discussions on their concerns will hold in the second week of January, 2018 since the party would be proceeding for Yuletide and New Year festivities and would only resume on January 8, 2018.

“Majority of our party members who contested for the said positions accepted the decision of the National Reconciliation Committee to reconvene on January 8, 2018 in good faith, and in the greater interest of our party.

“It is however, strange, unacceptable and outside every known law and regulation that a group of individuals will come together and claim to have formed a splinter group of our great party and even attempt to use our colour, name and logo unauthorized.

“It is therefore imperative to inform all our members that our party is one, indivisible and united PDP and that all organs of the party; the National Executive Committee (NEC), the Board of Trustees (BOT) as well as our state organs are all intact, thus foreclosing any basis for any form of factionalization whatsoever.

“We urge any of our members who might feel strongly about the outcome of the generally accepted National Convention to explore the opportunities provided by the Governor Dickson’s Reconciliation Committee in line with the constitution of our great party.

“Thereafter, any person who for any selfish reason resort to the ignoble part of attempting to create disaffection and disunity in our party will be made to face the consequences of his or her actions as provided for in the constitution of our great party and extant laws of the land.”

The PDP spokesman further said that the leadership of the Party firmly believes that it will not allow itself to be distracted because it has a task to unseat the ‘incompetent and corrupt’ APC in order to rescue the nation from their clutches and return it to the path of prosperity and national unity.

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