PDM restates support for Buhari
THE National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), Bashir Yusuf Ibrahim, has reacted to a press conference on Monday by a group of PDM members in which they declared their support for President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement he issued yesterday, Ibrahim said: “Our attention has been drawn to a press conference held on Monday, March 16, 2015 in Akure, Ondo State capital, by some aggrieved members of APC who defected to the party from PDM last year, at which they endorsed the candidature of President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming presidential election.
“These APC members-turned PDP agents are, reportedly, aggrieved that APC had not met their expectation during its last presidential primary and are unhappy with the position PDM has taken in support of the candidature of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
“We wish to make it categorically clear that members of the group that addressed the press conference in question are not members of PDM. They defected from our party in June last year to pursue their aspiration in APC and are no longer members of our party. Since they are not card-carrying members of PDM, they do not speak for PDM nor have any basis for doing so. While we wish them luck with their new project of supporting President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming election, we call on them to desist from using the name of PDM in this obviously sponsored and commercial misadventure. They should find another platform to realise their aspiration since PDM is not for the highest bidder.
“The National Executive Committee of PDM had, at its meeting of January 22, 2015 unanimously, without any dissension, resolved to support the candidature of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and our party will stand by that commitment until the end. Our members are already busy canvassing for support for Gen. Buhari across the country and will not be distracted from doing so. These political jobbers should please leave PDM out of their Jonathan-for-president misadventure.”
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