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PDP lashes media over senator walkout reports

06 December 2013, 07:46Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) refuted reports in the media that some senators walked out on its National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur when he visited the Senate to meet with ruling party’s senators earlier this week.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said such reports were “totally false and deliberately planted by the enemies of the PDP to mislead the public and impede efforts by the leadership to achieve total reconciliation in the party.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, no senator walked out on our National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur during the meeting with senators at the National Assembly on Wednesday. The leadership of our great party was well received and had a very peaceful and fruitful meeting with our members in the Senate. The fact remains that our elected and appointed officers including our governors share the same ideals and principles with the administrators of the party and remain unflinchingly committed to the visions of the founding fathers,” he said in a statement.

The statement continued, “The PDP is not only a political party but a belief which cannot be easily jettisoned. It is a belief in National interest; a belief in the unity of the country and in satisfying the interests of the common man. These ideals remain greater than any personal interest and will outlive us all. In this regard, the National Working Committee restates its resolve to ensure that all issues are handled along the lines of these ideals and in accordance with the provisions of the PDP constitution, the constitution of Nigeria and the laws of the land. We reiterate that no unlawful means will be used under any guise whatsoever in handling the issues.”

Metuh said the party was engaged in negotiations and discussions with all major stakeholders including the aggrieved governors.

He urged all its members to remain calm and focused adding that the party would emerge fro the current challenges stronger than ever.

– CAJ News


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