- The Peoples Democratic Party has assured its former members who may wish to return to the party that there is enough room for them
- The opposition party said that the party is people-oriented, adding that it belongs to all Nigerians
- It said it would not exclude any Nigerian but embrace anyone who genuinely seeks membership of the party
Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has assured its returning members that there is adequate room for them in the party, Nigerian Tribune reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the assurance was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the national publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan. The assurance was given by the National Working Committee (NWC).
The statement read: “As the name of our great party connotes, the PDP remains a people-oriented party, belonging to all Nigerians and as such will continue to accommodate and provide equal opportunity for all Nigerians to freely aspire, even for the highest position in the land, irrespective of creed, tribe or even previous party affiliation.
“With our re-engineered mechanism for credible internal democracy, the PDP has now been repositioned as the epicentre of the new broad-based political engagement, where primary elections, at all levels of aspiration, guarantee level playing field to all members, old, new and returning alike, in line with our commitment to engendering a healthy democratic culture in our dear nation.
"In that regard, therefore, the PDP will not in any way or under any guise whatsoever, exclude any Nigerian, but unreservedly embrace all who genuinely seek membership of our great party, especially at this critical time in our national life.
“Consequently, our party structure at all levels have been well guided not to engage in any activity that may directly or indirectly tend to exclude any Nigerian that has shown interest in returning or freshly becoming a member of our great family.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the PDP revealed that some high-profile members of other political parties in Nigeria would join its fold very soon.
The party specifically stated that the high-profile defection would occur within three weeks from Thursday, August 10, 2017.
The governor of Delta state, Ifeanyi Okowa, said that the party was set to welcome the expected defectors from other political parties. However, the identities of the prospective defectors were not revealed.
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