Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has distanced itself from a statement credited to Abubakar Umar Gada, Special Adviser to National Chairman, Alhaji Bamangu Tukur, suggesting that the chairman and some party governors were at loggerheads over some political issues.
The National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement, said the comments credited to Gada did not represent the true state of affairs in the party.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the National Working Committee (NWC) enjoys a harmonious relationship with our governors, Board of Trustee members, elders of the party and other key stakeholders with the National Chairman piloting all in supporting President Goodluck Jonathan to deliver the Transformation Agenda for the good of all Nigerians,” the statement read.
According to Metuh, the National Working Committee will continue to uphold the manifesto and constitution of the party.
“NWC will continue to uphold the manifesto and constitution of the party in the overall interest of all Nigerians in line with the principles of service, justice and equity. In this regard, we remain on the same page with our governors and all our elected and appointed officials.”
The ruling party subsequently warned all personal aides of NWC members and all unauthorized persons to desist from making comments on the administration of the party.
Infighting and defections have characterized the ruling party ahead of the next general election scheduled for 2015.
– CAJ News