PDP chieftain canvasses unity among members
THE Social Media Director of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Adeyanju Adedeji has urged politicians elected on the platform of the party to always stand by the position of the party.
Speaking to journalists in Lagos recently, Adedeji said it is important for the party to stand united as the face of opposition and an alternative to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said it smacked of indiscipline and lack of respect for members to express different view from the official position of the party.
According to him, “Recently, two senators elected on the platform of the PDP were singing the praises of President Muhammadu Buhari over the budget presentation. A budget that failed to meet the expectations of Nigerians, address core issues of the economy, unemployment and insecurity; an unrealistic budget, and a budget that has been termed a fraud by our great party, but only for our elected senators to take a disparaging different views from the official position of the party and turn around to praise the President.
Adeniji wondered whether a Republican or Labour Party senator in the United States of America or the United Kingdom disagree or take different view with the official position of his party on a fundamental issue such as this and make it public? The answer is never.
The PDP chieftain therefore urged members of the party, especially lawmakers not to be afraid of victimisation and political witch-hunt by the Buhari-led government, stressing that they should take a cue from Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-kayode and the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, who are relentless in pointing out the ills of the APC government.
“No elected member of the PDP should publicly go against the official position of the party because this is the worst form of indiscipline a politician can demonstrate.
“Since independent candidacy is not recognised in our constitution, political parties are the vehicles by which many aspirants ride to power and as such these politicians cannot continue to deride the platform on which they got to power.
“I therefore urge the leadership of PDP, to henceforth, sound a clear note of warning to every elected member of our party never to go against the party’s official position,” he said.
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