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PDP 'We will suspend our members convicted of corruption'

The Peoples Democractic Party (PDP), has denied allegations that it instructed its members to steal from the government coffers.

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National Vice Chairman of the PDP South-South zone, Cairo Ojuogbo play

National Vice Chairman of the PDP South-South zone, Cairo Ojuogbo

(DNA Nigeria)

The Peoples Democractic Party (PDP), has denied allegations that it instructed its members to steal from the government coffers. The party further threaten that any of its members found guilty of corrupt practices would be suspended from the party in order not to soil the party's name.

This position of the party was disclosed through a communique in Abuja signed by Dr. Cairo Ojugboh, the PDP National Vice Chairman. The Vice Chairman said that the PDP was alarmed by the series of corruption allegations facing some of its members.

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The party claimed that it was in support to the anti-corruption battle currently going on in the country, and promised to render support when called upon for assistance.

That the body supports the anti-corruption drive of the Buhari administration.

The body affirms that if corruption is not eradicated, the growth of Nigeria as a nation will remain stunted. We therefore dissociate the party completely from any corrupt practices while the party was in power.

The body notes with great concern the various allegations and charges against some PDP members that served in government, even as these allegations and charges are yet to be proven, we call on the President to also investigate some of his serving ministers and associates that even more grievous allegations have been levelled against.

The PDP as a party dissociates itself from any of its members so indicted.

Any member so convicted shall also face intra-party disciplinary action and will be severely sanctioned accordingly," read the communique.

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Dr. Cairo Ojugboh said that the party was poised at flushing out all corrupt members as a way of repositioning and reviving the party.

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