Congress of national vice-chairmen and state chairmen of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday directed all the party candidates who believe that they were short-changed in the general election, to channel their reports and grievances through their state chairmen.
At a post-mortem meeting they held in Abuja they also “resolved to resist undue harassments, witch-hunt and any form of intimidation or undemocratic tendencies from the opposition (All Progressives Congress) aimed at bringing down our members psychologically”.
A communiqué signed by Amb. Ibrahim Kazaure, national vice-chairman and Dr. Emmanuel Agbo, state chairman, on behalf of the body, however, alleged that APC was carrying out “subterranean moves to undermine the structures of the PDP across the country with the sinister motive of imposing a one-party state in the polity”.
They cautioned the APC and further vowed to resist all such tendencies.
They equally appreciated the patriotic stand taken by President Goodluck Jonathan after the elections, stressing it was another milestone in the party’s contributions to peace, stability and progress of the nation.
“The meeting however decries the widespread anomalies and irregularities that characterized the March 28 and April 11, 2015 elections in most states to the disadvantage of the PDP and resolve to give full backing to the various pursuits of redress in this regard within the ambit of the law and tenets of democracy.
”The meeting strongly cautions the APC and their leader, General Muhammadu Buhari against any action or inaction that could threaten or erode the gains of democracy and personal freedom that have been established by the PDP government in the last 16 years.
“The meeting resolved to galvanize the structures of the party and give full support to PDP candidates in the supplementary governorship elections in Abia, Taraba and Imo states as well as resist any undemocratic plot to manipulate the process against our party,” the communiqué read in parts.
The party therefore, charged INEC and others stakeholders involved in the supplementary elections to be forthright, transparent and ensure that the will of the people in the affected states are not in any way subverted.