The Ahmed Makarfi’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asserted that members of the party reserve the right to join other parties.
A statement by the spokesperson of the Makarfi’s faction, Dayo Adeyeye said, “We, however, acknowledge and recognize the right of party members to seek alternative platform to actualize their political dreams, which is an inalienable right guaranteed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
The spokesman noted that the faction is holding “leadership power in the party in trust for the millions of party” members, who instituted the Caretaker Committee years back.
Noting that no decision had been taken on what to do with the party, Adeyeye said if such decision would be taken, it would be done by party members during a properly constituted national convention.
He said, “Whatever decision that will be taken on the PDP brand shall be taken by the owners of the party – the party members – at a properly constituted national convention, and not by a few individuals, no matter how highly-placed.
“For the records, no decision has been taken that the PDP should be abandoned and a new party formed out of the current structure. At least, no such proposal is before the National Caretaker Committee as of this moment.
“We reiterate our belief that the issues before the Supreme Court will be resolved on the side of truth and justice will be served in the interest of peace.”
Recall that there has been report alleging that Makarfi was planning to set up a new political party.
However, his faction of the party dismissed the report, saying Markafi was not behind any proposed party, Advanced Peoples Democratic Party, APDP.