PDP House of Assembly Candidates Urge Unity Amid Leadership Crisis

The 2023 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Assembly candidates have appealed to the 60 House of Representatives members who recently threatened to leave the party amidst internal crises, urging them to seek resolution instead of defection.

Operating under the banner of the 2023 PDP House of Assembly Candidates Forum, the candidates issued a statement expressing concern over the party’s leadership crisis. They called on the National Working Committee (NWC) members to refrain from using their positions for personal gain and to address grievances constructively.

The statement, titled “PDP Leadership Challenge: Taking Charge Of Our Future,” acknowledged the leadership qualities of the party’s acting national chairman, Ambassador Ilya Damagun. However, it suggested that it was time for him to step down and allow for the appointment of a substantive national chairman to continue steering the party.

Signed jointly by the forum’s national chairman, national secretary, vice chairman (North), and national publicity secretary, the statement emphasized the need for unity within the party. It condemned acts of disloyalty and anti-party activities, particularly in various states including Rivers, Lagos, Ekiti, Enugu, Oyo, Benue, Kebbi, and elsewhere.

The forum called on NWC members to prioritize the party’s interests over personal agendas and warned against using their positions for personal advantage. It urged swift action against any instances of anti-party behavior to maintain the party’s integrity and cohesion.

Addressing the 60 National Assembly members considering defection, the candidates emphasized the importance of unity and urged them to reconsider their decision. They stressed the need for transparent communication with constituents and party members to address grievances collectively.

Committing to collaborative efforts with the party leadership, the candidates pledged to empower grassroots members and promote unity at all levels of the party administration.

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