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PDP Worried Over Infighting Amongst Party Leaders In The East

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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 26, (THEWILL) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it is worried about the persistent infighting, blackmail and acrimony amongst party leaders and members in the South East Zone ahead of the 2011 general elections.

A statement signed by Special Adviser Media/Publicity, To National Vice Chairman PDP (South East), Hon. Pascal Uzo, said: “The attention of the National Vice Chairman of The Peoples Democratic Party, South East, Chief Olisah Metu has been drawn to the persistent infighting, blackmail and acrimony amongst party leaders and members within the zone ahead of the general election which comes up in 2011. “The National Vice Chairman regrets that the zone is fast assuming the status of an embattled party particularly in the South East where personal ambitions appear to be supplanting collective interest of the members. “It has also become worrisome with the increasing depletion of the party through recent decamping of party faithful in some states in the zone to order parties over perceived lack of internal democracy which most of the decampees cited as their reasons for leaving the party. “The National Vice Chairman therefore calls on members to order and to eschew all forms of bitterness, grievances animosity in pursuit of their individual aspirations. “The National Vice Chairman also calls on party members to always tow the part of reconciliation and forgiveness as a necessary action towards achieving peaceful resolution of internal party conflict which is always the case in election period as we have today. “He also appealed that for the party to emerge victorious in the forthcoming general election, members must work with the spirit of unity and sense of purpose and direction towards achieving general victory for the party in the zone. “The National Vice Chairman finally called on all party leaders in the zone to eschew any act that is capable of distracting the party in achieving a successful party primaries which kicks off in the first week of January but rather extend a hand of fellowship and support to all aspirants, as such will greatly help in strengthening the party ahead of the general election,” the statement added.