September 11, 2012
Our attention has been drawn to strange publications purporting that our great Party, the Peoples Democratic Party is undergoing another process of Constitutional amendment to guarantee automatic tickets to some incumbent office holders for second terms.
The authors of this alien idea insinuated that we want to model our internal nomination process after the practice in the United States of America.
We have received several calls from concerned Party members for clarifications following this misleading publication.
In order to set the records straight, the PDP wishes to clearly state as follows:-
1. The Party is not involved in any process to amend its Constitution at the moment. The 2012 amended copy is now the grand norm of the Party and we intend to strictly abide by its provision. The PDP does not exist solely for the purpose of perpetual amendments of its Constitution.
2. We have already made our position known that holders of elective positions can only secure another term based on their performance and their acceptance by the people in a free and fair primary election where all party members shall be guaranteed a
level playing ground. The PDP under Alhaji Bamanga Tukur shall never short circuit the will of its members under whatever guise.
3. We also wish to make it clear that the PDP has its own constitution where processes for candidates’ selection are clearly spelt out. We are therefore only bound by the provisions of this constitution and not the conventions of any other party, anywhere else in the World. We are no copycats.
We therefore urge our members to disregard this idea as we suspect that it is handwork of mischief makers who are desirous of causing disaffection among our members.
Chief Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary
March 5, 2013
The attention of the South East Zone of the People's Democratic Party has been drawn to spurious publications in a section of the media alleging unfounded claims of bias against the Hon Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah in the recruitment exercise carried out by some parastatals in her ministry.
The leadership of our great Party in the southeast makes bold to state categorically that this baseless allegation is yet another futile attempt by opposition elements to smear the image of the Minister and denigrate her well earned reputation as a distinguished Nigerian and a worthy assets of our great Party, the PDP.
Princess Oduah, though a proud daughter of the Southeast zone, has proven herself to be a detribalized Nigerian both in her private business and in the discharge of her duties as Minister. The current massive upgrading of airports in all the geopolitical zones in the country bear testimony to this.
We are proud to observe that Princess Oduah's performance in office is a major plank of President Jonathan's transformation agenda.
These sponsored provocative publications are designed by opposition elements who are envious of her sterling performance and who feel threatened by her rising profile as a dedicated minister and exemplary member of our great Party.
For the records, Princess Oduah is not involved directly or indirectly in staff recruitment of any parastatal under her. There is a well established bureaucracy to handle such matters while she concerns herself with the huge task of driving the well applauded reforms in the aviation sector.Read more...
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