Monday, 23 May 2016

PDP not factionalised, only contending interests - Senator Ekweremadu

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has dismissed media reports purporting the existence of factions in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing them as false, baseless, and misguided.
He also clarified that there were no legal or judicial encumbrances to the Port Harcourt convention or the emergence of the interim national working committee (NWC).

The convention did not conduct any election but simply acted within its constitutional powers as the highest decision-making organ of the PDP to appoint an interim NWC to oversee the affairs of the party and also conduct elections into the NWC positions within 90 days, he stated.

Ekweremadu spoke yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on arrival from Port Harcourt, Rivers State where he attended the Saturday National Convention of the party. GutsyNaija Reports.

The Deputy Senate President, who was in the company of the interim National Chairman, Senator Ahmed Maikarfi, explained what exists within the PDP were only contending interests which, according to him, were normal in any political family.

“For the purpose of clarification, there are no factions within the PDP family as I speak. What we have are contending interests. Such is common in any party. Yes, there were some disagreements but the good thing is that we have not allowed such disagreements to degenerate into a major crisis that would warrant factions.