The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it’s undeterred by alleged plot by ” anti-party elements” to disrupt its presidential campaign rally, slated for tomorrow, Monday.
PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, Sunday said its presidential candidate, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and Vice Presidential candidate, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa is “undeterred by the exposed plots by certain anti-democratic forces”.
He revealed that those behind the plot are uncomfortable and unhappy with the success of the ongoing reconciliation efforts, stability and popularity of the party.
Ologunagba who claimed the anti-democratic forces have been mobilised to cause tension and disrupt the Party’s programmes in Kaduna State, said PDP will never be distracted from its mission to rescue, rebuild and redirect Nigeria from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC);
The statement read in part “Our Party’s position is predicated on information at our disposal of how these anti-party elements who are not happy with the campaign successes achieved by the National Chairman, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu and other Party leaders, have concluded plots to orchestrate tension and create an impression of crisis within the PDP by recruiting thugs to protest and disrupt scheduled programmes of the PDP in Kaduna State, tomorrow, Monday, October 17, 2022.
“The PDP has information of how these individuals, who were frustrated by the huge success of the PDP Presidential Campaign Flag-Off in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State capital last Monday, are bent on creating a situation to discredit the PDP Presidential Campaign Rally scheduled for tomorrow in Kaduna State.
“These anti-party interests plot to stage a protest tomorrow in Kaduna State with unfounded allegations, claims and selfish demands aimed to embarrass the National Chairman as well as discredit the integrity and decisions of top organs of the Party including the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the Board of Trustees (BoT).
“For the avoidance of doubt, the PDP is undeterred and standing shoulder to shoulder with the good people of Kaduna State who are set for our Presidential Campaign Rally, which will hold peacefully in Kaduna State on Monday, October 17, 2022”.