Defected members won't be short-changed, says PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said those who defected into its fold would be protected, accommodated and provided equal level-playing ground.
According to a statement Saturday emailed to Apex News, the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, explained that it has taken note of all concerns raised by highly respected and committed leaders of the party, as it concerns accommodation of interests as well as new alignments.
PDP said it has taken extensive measures that would ultimately ensure that no person or group is, in anyway, short-changed.
The statement noted that while the party appreciates and values such concerns, it is instructive to inform that the national leadership has already envisaged the challenges of an enlarged family and has since made adequate arrangements that would effectively cover all interests for the task ahead.
The party pointed out that the repositioned PDP has amply learnt from the past.
It said all members must therefore, dispel every fear in relation to control of its structure as well as processes for selection of candidates for election, especially on the choice of the Presidential candidate, as such will be handled with the strictest adherence to the principles of internal democracy and zero tolerance for imposition.
The statement noted that the PDP has now, more than ever before, become a centre of the new patriotic and broad-based engagements by overwhelming majority of Nigerians, across board, in the renewed democratic realignment that places priority on rescuing the nation from the misrule of President Muhammadu Buhari and his anti-people All Progressives Congress (APC).
It stressed that APC has the colossal misfortune of being stuck with a very unpopular and unimpressive Presidential candidate, who has brought unpardonable pain and anguish to millions of innocent citizens.
On the other hand, it explained that PDP remains open as the only dependable platform for all Nigerians, across board, to democratically and transparently coalesce and throw up that credible pan-Nigerian President and a government of national unity to move the nation out of the woods which have been plunged by the dysfunctional APC.