By JAMES EZEMA
The national caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has warned party members against impunity ahead of 2019 general election.
Makarfi spoke on Wednesday while receiving PDP stakeholders from Oyo and Osun states, cautioning against cutting corners in the party.
“We must stop cutting corners. We live in a high litigious society. When we cut corners thinking that nobody will see you, a lot of people have seen you.
“At a time you least expect, somebody will drag you to court again. Therefore, what is worth doing is worth doing well.
“We are not in politics to suffer but (to) form government. PDP was the dominant party but internal crisis caused us to lose election.”
”Some of us that have been occupied by power acquisition, whether they are in the party or they are contemplating to come into the party, they are more glued to the acquisition of political power, that can derail the party.
”Let’s build a strong and virile political party. Let there be a level playing field for people to freely choose who they want to present as party’s candidates.
“That is the surest way to get to power come 2019. That is what internal democracy entails,” the chairman said.
The party on its twitter handle noted that “The Oyo PDP Stakeholders came to the Party Secretariat to discuss with the NCC on all the issues affecting the Party in Oyo state”
In a related development, former members of the House of Representatives loyal to the PDP met with the party’s National Caretaker Committee led by Senator Makarfi.
Those who met the committee include former Speaker Dimeji Bankole and Honourable Chukwuemeka Ihedioha.
The former lawmakers were at the PDP National Secretariat on Wednesday to congratulate the committee on its victory at the Supreme Court.