The Deputy Senate President, Ike
Ekweremadu, has dismissed
insinuations that the People’s
Democratic Party (PDP) has
broken into factions.
He said the media reports are false, baseless
Speaking on Sunday, May 22, at the Nnamdi
Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on arrival
from Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, where he
attended Saturday’s National Convention of the
“For the purpose of clarification, there are no
factions within the PDP family as I speak. What
we have are contending interests. Such is
common in any party. Yes, there were some
disagreements, but the good thing is that we
have not allowed such disagreements to
degenerate into a major crisis that would
warrant factions,” Ekeweremadu said.
“Instead, what happened in Port-Harcourt over
the weekend further confirms PDP’s capacity
to resolve issues in favour of laid down
precepts and in the overall interest of our
great party and nation.”
On the court order, which restrained the party
from conducting election into some offices,
the Senator said that the PDP did not violate
any court order.
He stressed that the convention did not
conduct any election, but simply acted within
its constitutional powers as the highest
decision-making organ of the PDP to appoint
an interim National Working Committee (NWC)
to oversee the affairs of the party and also
conduct elections into the NWC positions
within 90 days.
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The Deputy Senate President however
congratulated the interim NWC, led by Senator
Ahmed Makarf, and urged them to prioritise
the reconciliation of all aggrieved and
divergent interests within the party.