Ekweremadu refutes reports of crisis in PDP
Police begin probe of burnt five campaign buses in Enugu
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has frowned at fake news purporting division in the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
Ekweremadu described the reports as “cheap blackmail, smear campaign and extreme propaganda” and urged party faithful and supporters not to be distracted by what he called “the lie mills as the nation approaches the critical stages of the 2019 elections, but to remain focused.”
The lawmaker, who took to his social media handles @iamekweremadu to make the explanations, said: “My attention has been drawn to the orchestrated attempts by some characters to create the impression of a divided house in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the coming presidential election. Such characters dish out fake and divisive stories without source on a daily basis and attribute same to me.
“While I refuse to be distracted by such cheap blackmail, smear campaign and extreme propaganda, it is important to reassure our supporters that the PDP is united and focused on wresting power from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“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.” In another development, the police in Enugu yesterday said they had commenced a full-scale investigation into a “fire outbreak” that gutted five branded campaign vehicles of the PDP in the state.He said the cause of the fire incident was yet to be ascertained and advised members of the public to be safety conscious and report suspected movement to the police.
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