By ADEBIYI ADEDAPO, Abuja
The People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has urged the security agencies to investigate formation and activities of the acclaimed faction of the party under the auspices of the ‘Fresh PDP’.
The caucus also alleged that some elements in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are behind the impostors.
Deputy Minority Leader, Hon Chukwuka Onyema, in a statement noted that the caucus condemned the group, describing it as a mere band of ill-disguised impostors whom the House caucus will never recognise or interact with.
“The activities of men claiming to have formed a fresh PDP deserve urgent investigation and immediate halt by the police and the Department of State Security as we would not want enraged supporters of the PDP to take the laws into their hands in the process of dealing with such miscreants,” he said.
According to Onyema, the impostors pawns being strung along by some elements in the ruling party has the audacity to arrogate the name of our party, the PDP, to its misadventure, using a rented space somewhere in Asokoro, Abuja.
“Feigning complete ignorance that the Wadata Plaza national headquarters of the PDP that is recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission is located at Wuse Zone 5 in Abuja, they pasted two copies of our flag on the wall and went to town like a band of jesters.
“The PDP House caucus hereby declares that the five leprous fingers said to constitute the mischievous adventure do not constitute any faction, splinter group or whatever fanciful description they claim within PDP as they are only serving the errands of the ruling party elements planning to use them for even more mischief early next year,” he stated.
Onyema added that there was need to investigate how far these five leprous fingers are connected to the APC and its past record of widespread deceit and unscrupulous propaganda.
“Our convention has come and gone in the face of a ruling party that seems so petrified at the thought of facing a reawakened PDP, even as it remains unable to hold a national convention like we did.
“We note too that a government that finds it impossible to implement a mere 25% of the national budget in any given year has now frantically woken up in a rush, doing a two-days’ FEC meeting just to pass contracts worth N700 billion before campaigns begin in earnest.
“The mischievous claim of forming a fresh PDP with the voice of five unknown men shows the hands of APC in its desperation to hold on to power by all means, even after failing to touch lives purposefully in spite of making scores of unrealized promises,” he added.