Rivers PDP to national leaders: don’t push us too far


TRACKING >The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has warned some national leaders of the party not to push its members too far, as doing so would attract dire consequences.

An official of the state chapter of the party close to the Rivers chairman, who pleaded not to be named, said some leaders and elders of the PDP at the national level had been commenting and taking actions capable of alienating the state chapter.

The state chapter said its leaders and members have suffered and endured many things, warning that there is a limit to what anybody could take.

“We have suffered abuses, but we have restrained ourselves. What the so-called leaders should know is that we are not keeping quiet for want of what to do. If they continue, we will react,” the official said.

The party chieftain spoke against the backdrop of the crisis in the party over the choice of the minority leader of the House of Representatives.

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The state PDP and some national leaders preferred Kingsley Chinda. Others backed the choice Ndudi Elumelu.

Without alluding directly to the crisis, the Rivers PDP chieftain warned that if its leaders and members were pushed to the wall, they would make a statement through a reaction that would not be good for the PDP.

The state PDP chapter said: “Despite the sacrifices and contributions its members and leaders made for the success of the party in the last elections and during the crisis that engulfed the national body, some party leaders and elders are treating them unpleasantly.”

The party said “it would be in the best interest of the PDP if there is mutual respect and appreciation of everybody’s contribution.”

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