- The leader of the new Peoples Democratic Party Abubakar Kawu Baraje said his group will continue with its agitations even after the APC’s national convention
- Baraje noted that he and his group members attended the convention to show the world their loyalty to the party
- He said the convention was done despite the fact that there are so many litigations in court against the party, arising from parallel congresses in over 18 states of the federation
The leader of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje has declared that his group will continue with its agitations despite the just concluded convention the All Progressives Congress.
Baraje who was at the convention said he and his and his group members decided to attend it because “they wanted to demonstrate to the world, Nigerians and particularly their supporters that they are loyal to the party.”
Daily Trust reports that he made this known through a statement from his media office.
The statement read: “We want to appreciate the entire Nigerians and our supporters and we want to let them know that our struggle is still on course and until the party addresses some of the major concerns that will make life easy for Nigerians we remain undaunted.”
“The fact that we were able to attend the APC convention and the convention is going on well is not an interpretation that the suffering of the masses had been alleviated and is not an answer that the security in the country which has been seriously jeopardised is being addressed. It is not a pointer to the fact that youth unemployment and human capital development are being addressed.”
He added that their attendance of the APC convention “does not mean that all the group’s grievances stated in their letter had been addressed. We still believe that our loyalty should be demonstrated, that was why we attended the convention.“
Baraje noted that the convention was done “despite the fact that there are so many litigations in court against the party, arising from parallel congresses in over 18 states of the federation.
The nPDP leader said these are the group’s concern and warned that even if the APC convention went on smoothly, it is not yet uhuru, because “the foundation of the convention is shaky as there are so many aggrieved party members and stakeholders and the party is aware of this.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu vowed that the aggrieved members of the APC in Oyo state would not relent until justice prevailed.
The minister, who never hides his intention to contest for the governorship seat in the state on the APC platform come 2019, has been having a running battle with governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state over who controls the party’s structure in the state.
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