National Confab: PDP Warns Aides Of Elected Officials Against Making Unguarded Public Statements

pdpdeyThe National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has cautioned aides of its elected officials to desist from making statements that could cast aspersions on such officials.

This was contained in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, on Monday in Abuja.

Mr. Metuh was reacting to statements about the proposed National Conference made by an aide of Governor Martins Elechi of Ebonyi and credited to the governor. The aide’s statement showed Mr. Elechi’s disapproval and rejection of the conference.

Mr. Metuh said the statement portrayed the governor in a bad light. He said that the PDP as an organised democratic institution had duly established channels of external communication.

“It is therefore wrong and completely unacceptable for anybody to present statements made by individuals who are not members of the NWC on the official position of the party; more so when such statements were made without due clarifications from the governor”, Mr. Metuh said.

He warned aides of elected to henceforth guard their actions and utterances and to ensure that they did not in any way undermine the unity and stability of the party.

“In the same vein, all unauthorised persons must also desist from making statements in manners that suggest such to be the official position of the NWC on party issues”, Mr. Metuh said.

He stressed that the PDP NWC had never made or authorised any comment on the report.

Mr. Metuh particularly stressed the NWC respect for Governor Elechi whom he said was one of the best governors in the country.

He said that Mr. Elechi was one of the leading lights behind the stability and growth of not only the PDP as a party, but the institution of democracy in Nigeria generally.

The party spokesman added that Governor Elechi as a seasoned democrat and statesman played key roles in the creation of Ebonyi.

“It is unacceptable to the NWC for any person under any guise whatsoever to make comments that may ridicule or seek to ridicule his image and portray him in bad light,” he said.

He said that the earlier comments credited to the governor were uncalled for because the governor and the NWC were on the same page in supporting the proposed national conference.

(NAN)

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