Our Mission to Rescue PDP is Irreversible, New PDP Says
The breakaway faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Baraje has said that the resolve of the new leadership to rescue is a mission that is irreversible, just as it ent a condolence message to its Adamawa state chapter on the road crash that killed some delegates from that state on Saturday.
The party in a statement issued by the national secretary of the party, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, said it is encouraged by the overwhelming support it has been receiving from party members across the country in its mission to salvage the party.
He added that party members and leaders from all states of the country had continued to reach out to its secretariat in solidarity.
“Alhaji Baraje and other leaders of the party appreciate the overwhelming outpouring of support and encouragement from genuine members and leaders of the party across the country. We assure them that we will not disappoint them in the mission to make the PDP work again in the interest of Nigeria and its people.
” We also appreciate the efforts of leaders of the party, particularly President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo who, we note, have scheduled a meeting of the party elders for this week. We respect the elders and will be guided by them even as we stress that we will not abandon the ideals of justice and fairness that gave birth to the new party leadership under Alhaji Baraje.
“We equally call on all party members across the country to remain peaceful and law abiding as the PDP rescue process is being pursued with vigour. We owe the coming generation of Nigerians a duty of ensuring that impunity and dictatorship do not take any root in our democracy and, indeed, in our nation,” the statement said.
The new party also commiserated with families, associates and friends of the Adamawa state delegates who lost their lives in the road crash that occurred on saturday after the convention.
” We pray that Almighty God will grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and will give the family the fortitude to bear the loss,” the party stated.
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