The speculated report making rounds that the embattled National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, are forming alliance with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ahead of the 2019 General Election, has been put to rest.
Speaking on Tuesday, December 6, the PDP Board of Trustees’, BoT, Chairman, Walid Jibrin, denied the alliance reports.
The disputed reports had revealed that the Ahmed Makarfi-led camp of the PDP, with Tinubu, and some prominent Chieftains of the APC, are in a “political romance”, ahead of 2019.
The reports, also mentioned former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; and Senator Aliyu Wamakko; as part of the alleged talks.
However, the PDP BoT Chairman, maintained that there was no such plans, a few days after Tinubu had also issued a statement via his twitter handle, distancing himself from the alleged move to form a new mega party.
Jibrin said: “I salute Tinubu’s courage for coming out to speak frankly about his position regarding this unfounded rumour, and for setting the record straight.
‎“In Tinubu’s own reaction denouncing the report, he condemned the PDP, and I can’t understand why anybody would think that we are going to form a new party with somebody who has been condemning us.
“The PDP is a golden name, a party formed by respectable, and dignified Nigerians, dead and alive, like Alex Ekwueme, Jerry Gana, Solomon Lar, Adamu Ciroma, Aminu Wali, Sule Lamido, and many other

“It is therefore, ridiculous to think that anyone would abandon a well-organised party like the PDP, and join another party. There is nothing wrong with the PDP, except for some characters within the party.”
The party speaking further, outlined impunity, and indiscipline, among the factors that triggered the leadership crisis in the party.
The BoT Chairman, stated that issues arising from anarchy, self-centredness, self-aggrandizement, and indiscipline, that have plagued the PDP, were already being resolved.
“We are ready to make corrections by doing away with impunity, indiscipline, and pride, among some people in our midst,” Jibrin added.
He however, praised the efforts by the Senator Ike Ekweremadu Committee, and another Committee led by Prof. Jerry Gana, in finding a lasting solution to the various conflicts within the PDP.
“We are ready to look into their cases whenever they decide to come back. We can never abandon the PDP for some people who have just joined us, simply because they have the capacity to cause trouble,” Jibrin said

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