By Ehis Agbon
Following the announcement by a group known as the Fresh-PDP that it is the authentic Peoples Democratic Party, the People Democratic Party’ PDP has described the groups act as comical display and a childish attempt to distract it.
In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondinyan, on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, titled ‘PDP Remains United’, He said “The PDP is completely unperturbed by the comical act of some individuals who make outlandish claims in the media regarding our party.
“The fact is that we are happy with the efforts of the Governor Seriake Dickson-led Reconciliation Committee as well as the responses from all the respectable and responsible leaders of our party in that regard.
“We will however not be responsible or respond to any person or groups of individuals who decide to allow themselves to be used by forces from another political party in a laughable and childish attempt to distract us.
“The PDP under the Prince Uche Secondus-led national leadership will continue to focus on repositioning our great party to be the formidable opposition that will guarantee checks and balances in our polity and ultimately regain power in 2019.” The statement concluded.
Recall that earlier on Wednesday A group of five men “ opened ” a new secretariat for the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, in Abuja .
The five men are Prince Obi Nwosu, Alhaji Hassan Adamu , Chief Olusola Akindele , Chief Godwin Duru and Franklyne Edede.
The office, located at Asokoro District in Abuja, had two flags of the PDP taped to the building to indicate that it is a party office .
Nwosu, who is the leader of the five -man faction , said that members of the National Working Committee of his group would be announced in January next year .
The new PDP group said its emergence is due to the imposition of a unity list on delegates at the December 9 elective Congress of the PDP, saying “the emergence of the Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee, NWC, at the December 9 national convention will not stand”.
Nwosu concluded that the “Fresh PDP” is the authentic PDP.