Party supporters raise flags in support of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluc ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has slammed members of the party who
recently decamped to the All Progressive Congress (APC) after the
outcome of the last Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The party denounced the defectors as saboteurs.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said the defectors were "political Trojans" who from within had ceaselessly worked against the interest of the party.
They now feared they would face sanctions for their actions, he said.
Metuh added that the party would not miss such "fair weather" members.
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He said the party commended the courage and steadfastness of all its supporters and members who had remained committed to the course and urged them to go a step further by emulating Senate President, David Mark, and Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.
The pair has spoken publicity in favour of the PDP, its ideals and visions of the founding fathers.
Metuh said adequate machinery is already in motion to reorganize and to reposition itself to regain power in the next four years since it is obvious that the APC lacked what it takes to effectively lead the nation.
The party called on Nigerians to use the Saturday’s election to demonstrate their commitment to democracy by voting enmasse for the PDP.
"A vote for the party is a vote for the unity and stability of the country," claimed Metuh.
The weekend elections come in the wake of incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan losing the Presidential election to APC's Muhammadu Buhari.