PDP Says Some Buhari Allies Are Plotting To Derail Its Convention
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Wednesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rein-in some of his aides who the party accused of plotting to derail the Saturday convention of the opposition party.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja, the party’s spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said:
“We have a credible information that some overzealous elements in the government are trying by any means to disrupt the convention of the PDP; to make sure this convention does not hold successfully.
“They have been trying every effort but we are happy that we have no information that it is coming from the very top. It is a very credible information and they are doing everything possible to make sure that this convention is disrupted.
“They are afraid that if the PDP should hold a successful convention, that their days in government are numbered.
“By the time we hold this convention and our officers are elected and they take office next year; there will be a floodgate of people even from APC to the PDP
“This is a credible information and that is why we are appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to please rein in his aides. We have evidence that the President is aware of this. It is happening and we are calling on him to do his own investigation and to call those who are trying to cause this problem to desist because it is capable not only of destroying this democracy but also capable of destroying the country.”
“First of all, I can tell you that we are happy with Atiku coming back to the PDP. It’s very exciting for all of us. It’s a good omen to everybody in the PDP. He was one of the founding fathers, one of those who built this party and he’s coming back home. His room was never occupied, so we have opened it for him.
“He will be part of this convention. He will even make a speech at the convention but he may not be voting at the convention”.