May 17, 2024

Those leaving PDP claiming unmerited entitlements —Campaign DG

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By Ozioruva Aliu

Director General of the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Campaign Council, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, has said that those leaving the PDP were disgruntled people with unmerited claims of entitlement, just as he said that the campaigns of the party would be issues-based because the outgoing administration has done so much to campaign with.

Iduoriyekemwen stated this, yesterday, in Benin City during a familiarisation visit to the leadership and members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Edo State Council, where he solicited a partnership and cooperation from media practitioners.

He said the PDP was interested in persons of value, adding that those who are in the party are assets to the party and that many persons are still coming.

His words: “Most of the people moving out of the PDP have become disgruntled, and they feel they must have it all. I don’t know who gave them that kind of entitlement that PDP is theirs, and it must be theirs, and that when they need anything in PDP, and they don’t get it, nobody else can get it, and that the roof must be brought down.

“I can tell you that the people we have in PDP are those that are assets to the party. Those that are assets to the party, we do not allow them to leave. More so, those that we are bringing into the party are those that will add value to the party. You will start seeing them very soon.”

He said Edo State needs people with value and substance, stressing that PDP’s candidate Asue Ighodalo and his running mate Osarodion Ogie are the right people to move Edo to enviable heights.

Speaking on activities of the campaign council, the DG said: “Our campaign would be issue-based. The campaign would be where we met Edo people and where we intend to take them to. Our campaign is going to be a realistic one, the steps we intend to take to solve the numerous challenges facing us.

“What we are going to be telling Edo people is the process of taking them from where we met them to where we are taking them to.”

Responding, Edo State NUJ Chairman, Comrade Festus Alenkhe, assured the DG that members of the council are unbiased, and apolitical as far as politics is concerned in the state.

Alenkhe, who said the union as a professional body frowns at fake news and unverified information, described the NUJ secretariat as a freedom ground where anyone can come to express his or her mind on issues.