We’ll Not Be Part Of Pro-Jonathan Rally Today– Ekiti PDP
The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will not be part of the proposed rally in support of President Goodluck Jonathan in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The party in a statement in Ado Ekiti said the organisers of the event lacked the mandate to hold such a rally.
A statement by the state Publicity Secretary, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, said the planned rally/meeting did not have the blessing of the leadership of the party in the South-West geo-political zone.
The statement added: “There-fore, we are calling on the leaders and members of our party in Ekiti State to shun the rally slated for Saturday, August 23, 2014. We, the leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State declare that we are totally and unreservedly committed to the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and his second term agenda. However, we are dissociating ourselves from the so-called proposed meeting/rally in support of President Jonathan’s second term ambition, because the planned meeting/ rally has not received the consent or blessing of leaders of the PDP in South-west”.
The Ekiti PDP alleged that the planners and their collaborators want to use the rally to achieve cheap political gains. It wondered why such an important event would be planned without due consultation with party leaders in the zone.
“We, the members of our great party have resolved to collaborate with leaders of our party in the South-West to organise a befitting rally and to heavily mobilise the entire members of PDP in Ekiti State to the venue of the programme which will equally attract all important people in the region to pledge our support for the re-election of the president”, he said.