By NBF News

Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) yesterday alleged that some of its unnamed former leaders had been induced with money to sabotage the petition it brought before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal challenging the election of President Godluck Jonathan.

It said recent media reports on alleged division in the rank of the party was orchestrated by the group which it accused of working in tandem with a section of the media to carry out insidious campaign 'to falsely create the impression of a factionalized party,' but said nothing could be farther from the truth.

'Though a group of disgruntled former party leaders, prodded by pecuniary inducement with a view to truncating the party's presidential election petition, sought judicial adjudication on the validity of the party's national convention held in January 2011; the hearing of the substantive suit being adjourned to October 2011.

'Meanwhile, there is a need for maintenance of status quo ante bellum.

'We hereby use this medium to appeal to the media and Nigerians that the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) remains one party under the leadership of General Muhammadu Buhari as chairman, Board of Trustees.'