There are indications that some members of the Peoples Democratic Party have decided to pull out of the PDP to float a new mega party.
Leadership reports that Chief Perry Opara, the spokesman of the proposed new party, confirmed this indication and revealed that a special meeting had been held in respect to the formation of the party.
He noted that the meeting attracted reasonable turnout and members canvassed the formation of a movement that will provide a voice for the masses.
According to Opara, who was Nigeria’s first national chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council, the PDP can no longer be a credible opposition party.
He explained that the party’s members are disappointed that the umbrella of PDP has torn beyond repairs and the house is infected. Therefore, the image of PDP is presently irredeemable, he concluded.
“The leadership of the party 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,” he said.
Meanwhile, the crisis rocking the opposition party has recently worsened as about 30 members of its staff have turned in their letters of resignation.
The employees of the party had yet to come to terms with the cutting of their salaries by the party’s National Working Committee.