1 February 2013

Nigeria: PDP Denies Rift With Jonathan, Governors

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has denied division in its leadership as members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party said they are solidly behind the party's national chairman Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.

The NWC said it totally supports the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan adding that it has no problem at all with PDP state governors contrary to speculations.

PDP national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh said the party's National Working Committee is united under Bamanga's leadership and has been working in one accord to ensure good governance in the country.

"There is no division in the leadership of our party. We are solidly behind our national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and we are focused on ensuring good governance in the country. Some people are not just happy that we are working together, so they come out with all sorts of speculations to see that they cause disaffection in our party but I want to assure that we will not be distracted in our focus to ensure that we continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to our people," Metuh said.

He said the party's leadership is working with President Jonathan to ensure the delivery of his transformation agenda which is aimed at ensuring rapid development in all sectors of the economy for the benefit of all.

"The leadership of the party is solidly behind President Goodluck Jonathan in his transformation agenda. We have one focus and that is to ensure massive development of the country in line with the manifesto of our party", he said, adding that the party leadership is working in harmony with the governors and that there was no issue in contention between the two parties.

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