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RIVERS ASSEMBLY: Dep Speaker Supports Baraje-led PDP, Calls on INEC to recognize it

LEGISREPORTS NG – The Deputy Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Leyii Kwanee has commended the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by the former acting national Chairman, Kawu Baraje for stamping their feet against the injustice in the party and insisting on a true and sincere PDP.


Reacting to the development in a chat with newsmen in PortHarcourt,today, the Deputy Speaker said that he was excited that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, seven governors and many top notchers worked out of the convention to hold a press conference at the Yar’Adua centre insisting on PDP ruled by the party constitution.



Hon. Kwanee who is also the Chairman, Parliamentary Exchange and Mentorship Programme of the Pan African Parliament,said that this has confirmed what he has been reiterating that the PDP in Rivers State and even in other states do not have recourse to the constitution of the party in their actions.



He accused the Bro Felix Obuah led PDP in the state of  treating the party constitution as bread leaflet and described the so-called PDP national as a rubber stamp to all their illegal actions.


The Deputy Speaker urged the true PDP to show that they are the authentic PDP by sticking to the party’s constitution, justice and fair play adding that the Bamanga Tukur-led PDP has lost its relevance.


He urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize the Baraje led PDP as the true party as the Tukur led party flouted the INEC directives that led to the resignation of most members of the national working committee (NWC) pointing out that the guidelines of the party and constitution which INEC hammered on was not obeyed.


The Deputy Speaker also urged INEC to support the Baraje led PDP ,who will conform to INEC regulations.


He said that there are  many who are in Tukur faction of the PDP that would come back to the true PDP fold in no distant time.


Hon. Kwanee assured them of the support of the true PDP in Rivers State that has electoral support and congratulated them on the bold step aimed at preventing the hijacking of the party by a cabal.



This report was prepared by David Amusa, Media Assistant to the Deputy Speaker for LEGISREPORTS


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