PDP alleges plot to sack leadership
Peoples Democratic Party said on Sunday that it had uncovered plans by a clique to use its cohorts in the Independent National Electoral Commission and some bad eggs in the judiciary to discredit its leadership and destabilise the party.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, said such was a measure of the desperation of some politicians to achieve selfish ambition even at the risk of destroying their party.
Metuh said, 'We wish to alert Nigerians to a destructive plot by certain reactionary forces who, working hand in glove with collaborators in the INEC, have manufactured a spurious report, specifically aimed at destroying the credibility of the party's 2012 National Convention which brought in the current National Working Committee and using judicial officers of questionable integrity.
'Till date, the PDP remains the only political party in the country that conducts transparent internal elections which start with the ward, local government and state congresses culminating in the national convention.
'The 2012 exercise was not only unique in the level of participation of party members but in the rancour-free, sports-like attitude which various contestants exhibited.
'The current NWC since inauguration has maintained a sound working rhythm with the members and critical stakeholders- the President, the National Assembly which the party controls and the PDP governors whose newly formed forum which the party leadership engineered, is already sending cold shivers and causing coolly-wobbles in the opposition camp.'
Metuh added that with the recently concluded peace and reconciliation tour by the PDP NWC and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the wheel of reconciliation and progress was gradually turning full circle.
'In whose interest therefore are these system vampires fighting? In whose interest and at whose behest are these merchants of infamy laying these mines which could blow our great party sky-high.