By Henry Umoru
THE leadership of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has again raised alarm over plans by some Nigerians to truncate the nationâ€™s democracy through what the party described as another clandestine plot by some political adventurers to polarise the party.
According to the party, the people were now operating under another â€œunconstitutional and faceless organisation called â€œPDP Leadership Forum,â€ just as it called on all party members to close ranks and resist attempts by disgruntled individuals to ridicule the Party.
In a statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali, who said the move by these people was designed to set back â€œthe clock of our march towards sustainable democratic governance in the country.
â€œThe People’s Democratic Party has once again uncovered yet another clandestine plot by some political adventurers to polarise the party and set back the clock of our march towards sustainable democratic governance in the country.
â€œIn the recent past, we had cause to expose the subversive activities of these hypocritical elements who have been hiding under the cover of amorphous groups and who have been shamelessly and illegally using the address of our National Secretariat to propagate falsehoods against the leadership of the party.
“Nigerians, particularly our teeming members have come to realize the ignoble objectives of these anti-democratic elements whose ultimate goal is to truncate our democracy.
â€œFrom our findings, they are unhappy over the efforts made by the national leadership of our party in conjunction with the National Assembly and the Governors’ Forum to strengthen the hands of Dr Goodluck Jonathan to assume office as the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
â€œHaving been exposed for the fraud that they are, they have gone underground to regroup and device further destructive methods against the smooth running of our great party, the PDP.
â€œAfter painstaking efforts to determine the identity of these persons and their sponsors, we have discovered the leaders of these groups to be some former top legislators who are now virtually jobless and who have used every available means to draw attention to themselves.
“They are being backed up by a media mogul whose electronic outfit is always available for subversive activities.
â€œThe People’s Democratic Party wishes to advise all law abiding members to steer clear of these people as they are hell bent on sowing seeds of discord and weakening our resolve to approach the forthcoming elections as one united entity.
â€œWe are amused to observe that these are the same people who only recently held sensitive positions in the country and who should be held to account for their misdeeds that are now engaged in this fruitless holier than thou attitude.
â€œWe wish to assure our teeming members that this latest attempt to derail our democracy will fail just like previous attempts to distract the Prince Ogbulafor led NWC have failed.â€