Abuja - The People Democratic Party's (PDP's) Women and Youth Wings slammed a faction that recently broke away from the ruling party.
The two affiliates endorsed the current leadership of the party ahead of the next general election, scheduled for 2015.
"We strongly condemn the attempt by some members of our party to subvert the unity and cohesion of the PDP," Kema Chikwe, National Women Leader of the party, said in a communiqué following the end of the national seminar for women and youth held at the party's National Secretariat in Abuja.
The women and youths re-emphasized the position of the National Working Committee that the party would not tolerate divisions.
"In this vein, we wish to alert millions of youths and women of our party nationwide to the antics of those who may be working with our opponents to cause division among us. We only recognize one indivisible People's Democratic Party ably led by the National Chairman, Bamaga Turku."
They commended the Federal Government under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan for what they said was the ability to deliver on electoral promises.
"This is a reflection of the huge success of the transformation programme. We call on all party members nationwide to continue to support the party in order to sustain the pre-eminent position as the only truly national political party sensitive to the yearnings of all Nigerians."
Infighting within the ruling party came to a head last Saturday when a group broke from the party.
The splinter group, led by Abubakar Baraje and supported by seven governors, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and nearly 100 federal lawmakers, has laid claim to the party's legitimate executive and has asked a court to sack the Tukur-led PDP.
- CAJ News