Tuesday, 6 February 2018

No More Restrictions, Elective Position Now Open To All, Including office Of President Says PDP

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The People Democratic Party say there is no more restriction in all elective office ahead of 2019 which includes the office of the president.

Recall that the party had initially zoned its Presidential candidate to come from the northern part of the country paving the way for party chairmanship of its party position to come from the southern part.

A statement issued by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday said that this is part of the major decisions contained in the communiqué issued at the end of a crucial meeting between the PDP National Working Committee and state governors elected on the platform of the party, in Asaba, Delta State capital.

The communiqué also commended members of the party and well-meaning Nigerians for their support in the repositioning of the party for the 2019 elections, even as it assured that its platform is open to all Nigerians.

The statement added that the PDP leaders strongly condemned the unabated killings across the country, the protracted fuel crisis, the ploy by the Federal Government to illegally withdraw from the Excess Crude Account and attempts by the APC to use its phoney restructuring agenda to once again beguile Nigerians ahead of the 2019 polls.

The communiqué, which was jointly signed by the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and the Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, called on the president to take responsibility on the protection of lives and property of Nigerians, which is the most important of his responsibilities.  
On restructuring, the party said it has been the author of restructuring adding that “this was further expressed in the Report of the 2014 National Conference.”
According to the PDP, “the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a later day convert of restructuring is merely paying lip service to a matter of national importance.
It said that it had mandated its members in the National Assembly to immediately commence the process of initiating a bill to address issues bothering on restructuring.
On the fight against corruption,  the opposition party  urged  the president to henceforth direct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to adhere to the rule of law by obeying court judgments and orders such as the one involving the Ekiti State Government against EFCC and restrain itself from further political intimidation and harassment of known or perceived political opponents.

The PDP also condemned what it called “the massive corruption going on in the management of fuel subsidy regime, which the Federal Government had declared non-existent while billions of naira are deducted monthly at Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) meetings.”

The opposition party also declared that “the PDP states and local governments are vehemently opposed to the unilateral withdrawal of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account by the Federal Government under any guise.

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