The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Tuesday that it is ready to accommodate “all individuals, genuine political interests and alignments returning or freshly coming into the party’s fold from other political parties.”
In a statement signed by the party spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said:
- All Nigerians can freely aspire, “even for the highest position in the land, irrespective of creed, tribe or even previous party affiliation.” This point is clearly false as the PDP has already zoned its presidential ticket to the North.
- The PDP said it has a re-engineered mechanism for credible internal democracy… and that it guarantees a level playing field to all members during the primary elections.Supporters of the party would be keeping their fingers crossed on this topic as the party’s elective congress held late last year was panned for the undue influence wielded by some governors to the disadvantage of certain candidates.
- The PDP executive said it has advised its party structure at all levels have been well guided not to engage in any activity that may directly or indirectly tend to exclude any Nigerian that has shown interest in returning or freshly becoming a member of our great family.