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PDP Not Divided – Deputy Senate President

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The claim that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is divided ahead of the 2019 general election has been refuted by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

The Deputy senate President, who spoke in a statement through his media aide, Mr Uche Anichukwu on Monday, described the claim as “fake news, cheap blackmail, smear campaign and extreme propaganda.”

Ekweremadu, instead admonished Nigerians to be focus and not be moved by lies by desperate people as the country heads to a critical point in its existence.

“My attention has been drawn to the orchestrated attempts by some characters to create the impression of a divided house in Peoples Democratic Party in the coming presidential election.

“Such characters dish out fake and divisive stories without source on a daily basis and attribute same to me.

“I refuse to be distracted by such cheap blackmail, smear campaign, and extreme propaganda,” he said.

According to him, members of the PDP should be rest assured that the party is united and strong.

After the PDP lost the presidency and majority status at the National Assembly in 2015, I made it clear that I would stand by the party, no matter what.

“It took other party stakeholders and I a lot of efforts, sacrifices, soul-searching and painstaking negotiations to hold the party together and rebuild it.

“If I did not abandon the PDP at its darkest hour, it does not make the slightest sense to say that I abandoned it now that its sun is rising again.

“Meanwhile, I have held separate meetings with our Vice Presidential candidate, Peter Obi and the Chairman, South East Governors Forum, Dave Umahi, to work out strategies for the success of our party and candidates in the coming elections.

“We are also setting up a meeting of South East PDP stakeholders by weekend to continue to strategise on the coming elections,” he said.


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