PDP alleges plots to scuttle presidential primary

Posted by Grand News | 5 October 2018 | 1,011 times

Kola Ologbodinyan, PDP National Publicity Secretary.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over alleged plots to disrupt its national convention, scheduled for Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State.

The party made the allegation through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, at a press conference in Abuja, after a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC).

Ologbodiyan noted that the party is aware of alleged machinations to stall the convention, where its presidential candidate for 2019 will emerge.

“Part of the outcome of the meeting of the NWC is to alert the nation, as well as the international community, of plots by the ruling party to disrupt our national convention scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt, from October 6 through Sunday, October 7.

“We have been informed of machinations by the ruling government to disrupt our convention to ensure that we don’t have a presidential candidate.

“We invite Nigerians to take note of this and we invite the international community to take serious note of the plots by the ruling government to thwart the efforts of the opposition to elect a candidate that will go into the February general elections against president Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.

Meanwhile, the PDP has scheduled an emergence meeting of all its organs in Abuja Friday in which all the party’s presidential aspirants are also expected to attend the crucial meeting.

In her reaction, Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, dismissed the allegations as fake news.

Onochie said the APC-led federal government wants a credible opposition and as such, is not interested in disrupting PDP’s convention

“They are just being paranoid. That is what they would do if they are in our position. This is another fake news,” she posited, adding that: “The government wants credible opposition, which the PDP has not been able to provide.”

Source: Grand News

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