PDP Not Disturbed By Splinter Group
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it is completely unperturbed by what it described as “the comical act of some individuals who make outlandish claims in the media regarding our party”.
Some aggrieved members of the PDP had on Wednesday announced the emergence of a parallel PDP known as “Fresh PDP.”
They said the emergence of the National Working Committee (NWC) led by Prince Uche Secondus at the December 9 national convention will not stand.
In a statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondinyan on Thursday, the party expressed satisfaction with efforts of Governor Seriake Dickson-led Reconciliation Committee and said it cannot respond to a group that is being used to distract it.
The PDP said it will only focus on the new leadership of the party’s resolve to reposition itself for the purpose of regaining power in 2019.
“The fact is that we are happy with the 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.
“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,” the statement read.