Nigeria 2015 Polls: “Don’t Involve Party Officials”, PDP Warns GEJ Support Groups

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The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the various groups supporting individuals ahead of 2015 general elections not to involve party officials in their activities.
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In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said whilst we recognize the inalienable right of citizens under the 1999 Constitution (as amended) to freely associate and publicly express their support for persons of their choice, he however insisted that no official of the PDP at any level should for any reason whatsoever be involved in such events until after the primaries.

“In this regard, all support groups struggling for legitimacy, supremacy or recognition should henceforth desist from trying to actualize such by using names of officials of the PDP.

“The PDP issues this as a last warning to all such groups and will not hesitate to take strict measures against any further infraction on its integrity and that of its officials.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the leadership of the PDP recognizes that party officials as unbiased umpires have a sacred duty to observe the dictates of internal democracy and as such remain neutral until the emergence of candidates through our primaries in line with the provisions of the PDP constitution.

“Finally the national leadership wishes to state that whilst it has absolutely nothing against the activities and programmes of such groups, PDP officials as administrators of the party should not be involved in any way until after the primaries.

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