- Some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected reconciliation within the party
- They said there cannot be reconciliation when some members of the party feel shortchanged
- These members, led by Obi-Nwosu Emmanuel, said the party's unity list should not stand
A splinter group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the moves by some members of the party for a reconciliation process.
The group led by Obi-Nwosu Emmanuel said reconciliation cannot be discussed within the party when most members have been shortchanged.
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Emmanuel said: "When you shortchange members of a party in a process that is supposed to allow them to serve the party in the NWC, you have contravened the constitution of Nigeria and that of the party and the electoral act.
"The truth of the matter is that, that list should not stand, there must be a joggling, that list must be harmonised and tinkered with.
"When you call a list, unity, it means that everybody is in agreement. So for that to happen, we must make it a real unity list.
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"And until that is done, there cannot be any reconciliation. It is at the point where people who have committed fraud say, yes, what we have done is wrong, we are ready for restitution that we can now move a step further and begin to say we have reconciled and everything has been done well.
"The list have been tinkered with and everybody is together, let us now forget and forgive; that is reconciliation."
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the chief whip of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rotimi Abiru, reacted to the former vice president Atiku Abubakar’s defection to PDP.
Abiru said Atiku’s defection could not stop President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019.
The lawmaker also noted that the former vice president also contributed to the problems currently plaguing Nigeria.
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