PDP Party disowns group which demanded Buhari’s resignation

The group, via a statement released by one Tunde Lawal, urged Buhari to resign after the President reportedly said that his age would affect his performance while in office.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disowned the PDP Media Watchdog, a group which today, June 17, 2015, called for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The group, via a statement released by one Tunde Lawal, urged Buhari to resign after the President reportedly said that his age would affect his performance while in office.

The PDP, in a statement released by National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, denied the group and the comments it made against the President.

The statement reads:

“The attention of the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been drawn to a press statement by a group parading as PDP Media Watchdog and purporting to be working within and in the interest of our great party.”

“This group is absolutely unknown to the PDP and has no connection whatsoever with our party at any level, neither is the content of their statement a reflection of the position or stance of the party.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, our great party has not authorized this group to use its name, acronym or logo to issue statements or make public pronouncements on any matter and we caution those behind them to henceforth desist from such immediately.”

“The PDP therefore distances itself from the embarrassing statement by this group wherein it called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign and went ahead to use offensive and denigrating language on the person and office of the President of our great country.”

“This is completely unacceptable and against the posture of the PDP to engage only on robust and credible opposition while constructively offering alternatives to the programmes and policies of the APC-led government, preparatory to our return to power in the next four years.”

“We note with dismay that the attitude of this group is a direct consequence of the approach adopted by the APC in denigrating and insulting our immediate-past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.”

“In this regard, any group or individuals seeking to use the identity of the PDP on any issue should approach the leadership for authorization. We urge the media and the general public to be guided by this always.”

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