Another crisis looms in PDP’ as splinter group emerges
The main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be in for another round of crisis as of aggrieved members yesterday staged a protest in Abuja to register their disagreement with the outcome of the recently concluded national convention of the party.
Led by one Emmanuel Nwosu, members of
The group,led by Emmanuel Nwosu numbering said it was going form a parallel executive committee of PDP. They claimed that they were out to reform the party.
It christened itself “Fresh PDP”, noting that the newly elected National Working Committee (NWC) chaired by Prince Uche Secondus would not stand. It also disclosed that has opened its secretariat in Abuja.
A controversial governor in one of the states in the Southeast is fingered to have sponsored the uncoordinated group, a claim that Nwosu denied.
The leadership of the PDP has described the group as inconsequential, saying it was completely unperturbed by the comical act of some individuals who make outlandish claims in the media regarding the party.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan however stated that it was satisfied with efforts of the Governor Seriake Dickson-led reconciliation committee, “as well as the responses from all the respectable and responsible leaders of our party in that regard”.
Ologbondiyan continued: “We will however not be responsible or respond to any person or groups of individuals who decide to allow themselves to be used by forces from another political party in a laughable and childish attempt to distract us
“The PDP under the Prince Uche Secondus-led national leadership will continue to focus on repositioning our great party to be the formidable opposition that will guarantee checks and balances in our polity and ultimately regain power in 2019”.