Read Why Jonathan’s Supporters Want To Break Away From PDP, Form Another Party
Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party believed to be loyal to former President Goodluck Jonathan have decided to desert the party in order to form a new party that will serve as a viable opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was gathered that the decision became necessary as the PDP could no longer serve as a credible opposition in the face of the leaders being enmeshed in several corruption allegations.
Chief Perry Opara, the spokesperson of the new party, said the party would provide a voice for the masses that have lost faith in the PDP’s ability to provide credible opposition.
He said: “The leadership of the party (PDP) is embroiled with corruption charges, a situation where BOT Chairman, NWC members and top leaders of the party are facing corruption charges, credible men can no longer remain in a stinking house.
“I assure Nigerians that as the probe continues, it will be difficult for leaders and members of PDP to visit Wadata Plaza. PDP has become a symbol of corruption, impunity and lawlessness. It will be difficult for PDP to win future elections in Nigeria.
“In the last election, party functionaries striped aspirants of their hard -earned monies. Some aspirants spent more than N500 million just to get party ticket and after collecting huge sums from aspirants, they still denied them tickets. What a fraud. We have identified few elders who are credible enough to lead and they will be identified in due course.”