Saturday, November 30, 2013

nPDP "Thank" President Jonathan, Tukur For Ensuring Death Of PDP


photo - nPDP "Thank" President Jonathan, Tukur For Ensuring Death Of PDP
On Tuesday, the political hell broke loose as the faction of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, led by Abubakar Baraje and known as the New PDP or nPDP, announced its merger with the rival All Progressives Congress (APC).
On Fridayspokesperson of the faction, Chukwuemeka Eze made a statement, according to which the group's decision to leave the PDP is final and for good.
Mr. Eze, in his speech, blamed President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Chairman of the PDP, Bamanga Tukur, for forcing the faction to take action.
"We have bidded the sinking ship called PDP bye and there is no going back. We wish to thank President Goodluck Jonathan and Alhaji Bamanga Tukur for ensuring the death of PDP as prayed for by the good people of our country."
The recent crisis in the PDP was a divine answer to the cries of Nigerians who have suffered untold hardship under the present leadership of the party, Mr. Eze said.
"History will record it that it was under their watch that a ruling party changed roles and became an opposition political party. Their eyes will clear when a rejuvenated APC dislodges the torn umbrella from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in 2015."
Decision to sack Baraje, Oyinlola of no effect
Mr. Eze also said the faction was amused at the disciplinary committee of the PDP's recommendation of the expulsion of the party's National Secretary, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, along with Mr. Baraje, and Sam Jaja, for alleged anti-party activities.
"As we have repeatedly pointed out, the work of the committee is null and void and of no effect whatsoever since the committee was illegally set up and its chairman, Dr. Umaru Dikko, is not a member of PDP," Mr. Eze said.
He said suspending Mr. Oyinlola was tantamount to a declaration of war against the judiciary by the leadership of the PDP.
According to him, Mr. Oyinlola was not given a fair hearing. He noted that Mr. Oyinlola had also publicly announced that he remained a PDP member and holds the office of the National Secretary of the party in keeping with the Appeal Court's verdict.
Mr. Eze urged the court to reject what he called an affront on it and redeem itself by re-establishing its judgement in the Oyinlola case and ensuring its execution. He also called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, to immediately arrest Mr. Tukur and members of his NWC for debasing the judiciary.
"The purported expulsion of Baraje and Jaja is laughable as it is coming after they have already publicly dumped the undemocratic PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC), with whom the nPDP has merged since Tuesday morning," he said.
Members of the nPDP are scheduled to meet with President Jonathan on Sunday. There are reports that the president would use the opportunity of the meeting to ask the governors to reconsider their decision to unite with the APC.

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