The caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives, has claimed that impostors from the All Progressives Congress (APC), are behind the formation of a new faction of the party called ‘Fresh PDP’.
It also condemned the emergence of the new faction of the party which was formed on Wednesday.
In a statement on Thursday, the lawmakers vowed not to have anything to do with the faction.
They called for the investigation of individuals behind the new group “as we would not want enraged supporters of the PDP to take the laws into their hands in the process of dealing with such miscreants.”
The statement issued by Chukwuka Onyema, deputy minority leader, read: “This band of impostors – pawns being strung along by devious elements in the ruling party – has the audacity to arrogate the name of our party, the PDP, to its misadventure, using a rented space somewhere in Asokoro, Abuja.
“Feigning complete ignorance that the Wadata Plaza national headquarters of the PDP that is recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission is located at Wuse Zone 5 in Abuja, they pasted two copies of our flag on the wall and went to town like a band of jesters.
“The PDP House caucus hereby declares that the five leprous fingers said to constitute the mischievous adventure do not constitute any faction, splinter group or whatever fanciful description they claim within PDP as they are only serving the errands of the ruling party elements planning to use them for even more mischief early next year.
“There is need to investigate how far these five leprous fingers are connected to the APC and its past record of widespread deceit and unscrupulous propaganda.
“Our convention has come and gone in the face of a ruling party that seems so petrified at the thought of facing a reawakened PDP, even as it remains unable to hold a national convention like we did.”