Offa bank robbery saga main reason behind collapse of talks between nPDP, Presidency and APC — Ex-Spokesman •Admonishes Baraje, others

Posted by News Express | 8 June 2018 | 3,052 times

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•Former nPDP Spokesman, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze

APC chieftain and erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct  New  Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has expressed dismay over the purported eleventh hour cancellation of the well-advertised meeting of the group with the Presidency and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated to take place on June 2, 2018 without recourse or notice to both the Presidency and leadership of the party based on the assumed persecution of the Senate President,  Dr Bukola Saraki. 

In a statement issued Thursday in Abuja, Eze said: “For my friend and brother, Alhaji Kawu Baraje to reduce the activities of a national body like the nPDP to the politics of Kwara State or issues revolving around the Senate President is to some of us from other states and regions of this country as most unkind, regrettable, unfortunate and unacceptable.”

Eze also noted: “As much as I sympathise with my leader the Senate President, Dr Saraki, over whatever ordeal he is presently facing, let me reiterate that some of us didn’t join or assist this body to gain relevance in the politics of Nigeria so that we can be protected or excluded from any investigation based on some of our past or present deeds.

“We joined this force (nPDP) in order for us to join other progressives to rescue our nation from the hands of some misguided politicians who were hell-bent on looting our common patrimony with impunity and not to be considered as people above the law.

“For a national body like the nPDP to call off a sensitive meeting with the Presidency on a mere allegation on one of our leaders is a plot to reduce our political structure to a pressure group void of ideals and principles fighting for the selfishness and rights of few of us instead of assisting the government to find solutions to most of the myriad of challenges currently facing the nation.”

Eze pleaded with Baraje and leaders of the group “to henceforth stop acting in such a childish manner that makes the body look foolish and unpatriotic before Nigerians that we sacrificed our lives to serve.”

Eze said that the Presidency based on the outcome of the past two meetings held with the nPDP group has demonstrated its earnest commitment to achieving reconciliation, harmony, truce and cohesion with the nPDP but with the present acts by Baraje and his group, the supposed gains may have become elusive.

“The fact remains that both the Presidency and the APC leadership are committed to carrying us along once our requests are genuine and patriotic in nature but to present selfish, undemocratic and unholy demands to a government headed by a Czar of anti-corruption Crusade like President Buhari is exposing us as unserious minded fellows who do not know what Mr. President stands for,” he affirmed.

He counselled Baraje and others to toe the line of wisdom, peace, unity and assist the President and the party to achieve their enviable goals of taking this nation to the Promised Land.

“This advice becomes imperative as those suggesting that we leave the APC are only plotting to dig their political graves and become a laughing stock before Nigerians and the international community,” Eze declared

Source: News Express

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