The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended its leader, President Goodluck Jonathan, for the mature and timely intervention in ending the bickering among leaders of the party as a result of the outcome of the 2015 general elections.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the National Working Committee (NWC) would absolutely abide by the counsel, adding that it has instructed all the executives of the party at all levels to comply accordingly.
“The leadership of the PDP regrets any embarrassment the avoidable skirmishes may have caused the members of our great party, especially our founding fathers and teeming supporters across the country.
“We are aware that this unfortunate development is a consequence of post election trauma arising from our first ever defeat. We however note with relief that we have now overcome this challenge.
“The National Working Committee assures that in the new spirit of harmony in the PDP family, the re engineering process which began on Tuesday with the inauguration of the Post Election Review Committee will be vigorously sustained to restore the lost glory of our great party.
“We therefore urge all our members to ensure that they henceforth guard their utterances and actions no matter the provocation and distortions in some section of the media while channeling their energies and ideas towards the rebuilding process.
“In this regard, all members who have reports, grievances and suggestions on the way forward should transmit same to the Post-Election Review Committee for an all inclusive roadmap in the overall effort to regain power in 2019,” it said.
The party called on its members to be wary of the activities of some mischievous persons within and outside the fold “who are bent on frustrating this peace effort.”
“Such individuals and groups have found the social media a veritable tool for their mischief through distortion of facts, false allegations and fabrications against our party”, the statement said.
“The leadership therefore urged all members to join forces to ensure that the core values and the vision of the founding fathers are sustained while also directing all organs of the party to focus only on party administration in a manner that rekindles zeal and commitment among members and supporters at all levels,” it concluded.
‘It is disingenuous to accuse everyone who calls for restructuring as trying to break up the county. History tells us that that kind of cheap blackmail will not work as long as the underlying reasons for the agitations persist.’
‘The biggest challenge seems to be that we seem to be allowing moderate voices on this issue to be drowned out by the reckless utterances of a few rabble rousers on all sides who may be tools in the hands of those who do not wish this country well. These are some of the people who arrogate to themselves the toga of spokespersons of our diverse groups.’
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