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Nigeria Elections 2015 PDP might expel chieftains over Jonathan’s defeat

Senior members of the PDP are of the opinion that some other members conspired with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure Jonathan’s loss.

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According to reports, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might expel some of its chieftains following suspicions that they contributed to President Goodluck Jonathan’s defeat in the March 28 presidential election.

Senior members of the PDP are also of the opinion that some other members conspired with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure Jonathan’s loss, Punch reports.

“The entire election was lost long before March 28 because northern elements, even those within the PDP, ganged up against President Jonathan. Even some of our leaders in the NEC and NWC are under watch because we believe they also worked against the President,” a leader of the PDP, who chose to remain anonymous, told Punch.

“There will be a meeting between our chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, and PDP state chairmen during the week, but as it is we do not even trust them,” he added.

“Some top northern PDP members who worked against Jonathan will be fished out and expelled from the party,” another source said.

“They have turned the PDP into a southern party and the only way we can survive as a strong opposition is to expel the traitors among us,” the source added.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, confirmed that the leadership of the party would discuss the issue of anti-party activities during meetings on Tuesday, April 20, 2015 and Wednesday, April 21.

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