No­body has hi­jacked Rivers PDP - Scribe

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Har­court.

Rivers State chap­ter of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP), yes­ter­day said its struc­ture in the state has not been hi­jacked, de­scrib­ing the al­le­ga­tion as base­less and mis­chievous.

The party in a state­ment signed by its sec­re­tary, Wal­ter Ibibia said the claim that the party struc­ture has been hi­jacked was prompted by those it de­scribed as “self-seek­ing mer­ce­nar­ies of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC), who may have sold their birthright for a pot of yam por­ridge to Gover­nor Chibuike Amaechi to dis­guise as PDP con­cerned elders”.

The party said the mo­tive be­hind the spec­u­la­tion was to stop the ris­ing pro­file of the party .

The party de­scribed those be­hind the clam­our for the re­or­gan­i­sa­tion of the PDP exco in Rivers State, as strangers to the party say­ing they lack the right to make such de­mands.

“The party re­it­er­ated its open­ness to all qual­i­fied and vi­brant mem­bers to feel free to as­pire to any po­lit­i­cal of­fice of their choice, as­sur­ing such as­pi­rants of eq­uity and fair­ness but sounded it loud and clear that it would not com­pro­mise qual­ity and com­pe­tence in favour of those who want to cut cor­ners, hid­ing un­der the quest for zon­ing and eth­nic pa­tron­age etc.

Some mem­bers of the party had in an open let­ter ad­dressed to its na­tional chair­man, Ah­madu Adamu Muazu, called for the re struc­tur­ing of the party in the State.

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