National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused aides of President Goodluck Jonathan of planning to cause crisis in the party so as to pave way for members to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In view of this, the PDP said it had concluded plans to sanction the aides of the president whom it described as overambitious and taking advantage of their closeness to Jonathan to split the party.
This was contained in a statement, yesterday, by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, who noted that the party was “aware of the clandestine activities of such aides and associates of the president including their unholy alliance with some elements in other parties to undermine and weaken the PDP by attacking its leadership.
“The NWC is aware that these same individuals who mismanaged the presidential campaigns are now desperately seeking to cause crisis in the PDP with a view not only to divert attention from their misdeeds but also to ensure that they remained politically relevant by hijacking the party structure for their selfish purposes.
“We are aware that these individuals have been trying to arm-twist the President to summon a meeting of party leaders at the Presidential Villa in the coming days where the NWC members would be put under pressure to resign thereby triggering a crisis in the leadership at the national level.
“The party is aware that the same group has been sponsoring series of amorphous bodies and negative publications in a section of the media to peddle false allegations against the NWC to back their heinous and unconstitutional demands that the President should sack the NWC before the handover date of May 29, 2015,” the statement read.
Reacting to issues raised as regards the performance of the party in the general elections and allegations of mismanagement of presidential campaign funds, the NWC said it had no case to answer. “Nigerians are not at loss as to the fact that the PDP NWC did not manage the campaign and its fund. Those who managed the campaigns have already submitted their reports to the President who in his wisdom gave them the mandate and they have been applauded for a job well done at that level.”