Posted by News Express | 16 May 2015 | 3,093 times
The Post-election Assessment Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) yesterday vowed that it would expose all party members who played one role or the other to sabotage the second term ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan as well as the interest of the party in other elections irrespective of how high the persons may be.
According to the committee, which has the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu as Chairman, it would collect memoranda from all stakeholders in the party, just as it promised to be fair to all.
Addressing Journalists, Secretary of the committee, Dr Walid Jubrin, who denied that the committee did not enjoy the blessings of the major stakeholders of the party, stressed that they got the blessings of President Jonathan, the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, Board of Trustees Chairman, Tony Anenih and the Senate President, David Mark.
The PDP, it would be recalled, lost the presidency during the March 28 Presidential election after sixteen years of leadership to the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, retd.
Following this set back, the National Working Committee, NWC of the party last week inaugurated the Ekweremadu led 15-member Committee.
Besides ascertaining the immediate and remote causes for the failure of the party at the 2015 polls, other terms of reference given to the committee, were to “ascertain the degree of anti-party activities, compromises and outright sabotage that may have contributed to the misfortunes of our party at the elections.”
They were also mandated “To look at the funding of the elections to determine whether or not the funds meant for the campaigns were adequate and whether disbursements were properly done.”
But Jubrin who described the assignment given to the committee as very important said, “we will be very fair to all, we will not leave any stone unturned, we will not fear anybody. Anybody who is found wanting we will say so and we will state what we have found.”
He however appealed to aggrieved members to be calm adding that it will be unfair to preempt the outcome of the committee’s report.
He further added that PDP was ready for repairs adding “we have accepted we are in the opposition and our opposition will be fair and not crude with reasoning and logic. It will be fruitful for Nigerians. We won’t abuse anybody”.
He noted that the three weeks time-frame given to them by the party would be extended if necessary.
*Adapted from Vanguard.
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