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Rivers PDP rallies support for Jonathan, Tukur

13 September 2013, 16:32

Port  Harcourt - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers on Friday urged the people of the state to continue to support President Goodluck Jonathan and its national Chairman, Bamangar Tukur.

Walter Ibinbia, the party's Secretary in Rivers, told newsmen in Port Harcourt that Jonathan and Tukur had given the party good leadership.

Ibinbia described as illegal and a breach of the PDP constitution the  attempt to open a parallel secretariat of the party in the state.

"Factional PDP is an illegality and such must not be accepted.

"We call on the security agencies to rise in defence of the law.

"It is also a slight on the person and office of  President Goodluck Jonathan who is the constitutional leader of the PDP," he said.

According to Ibinbia, the action is provocative, untimely and designed to cause disaffection among  members of the party.

"PDP, as a law-abiding party, could not fold its hands and watch events derail from the path of decorum,’’ he said.

He, however, called on party members to continue to demonstrate solidarity with the leadership of Jonathan and Tukur .

Ibinbia, who said that conflict was a characteristic of democracy, expressed optimism that the party would come out stronger after its crisis.

-  NAN


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