* Describes It As Fallacy, Says APC Real Headache
The media office of the National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked a report in Thisday newspaper on Sunday which published in its political notes column with the above headline, insinuating that there was a disagreement within the party between its chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
This day also allegedly insinuated, among others, that the purported misunderstanding between governor Wike and Prince Secondus was capable of affecting the PDP's operational activities.
A statement on Sunday afternoon by the Spokesman of the PDP boss, Ike Ebonyi, dismissed the story as a fallacy, saying that the newspaper was merely "trying to make their large reading public misread the situation in the party".
"This is not true, and since the premise is wrong the conclusion cannot also be right. It's faulty reasoning that renders the argument invalid.
"The media office of the National Chairman, therefore, wishes to state categorically and unequivocally that PDP is a political party of Nigerians that cannot be in control or direction of one individual or group.
"And history is a witness that those who tried to control the party in the past failed woefully because it derives its existence from the people and indeed Nigerians, hence its name and motto, 'power to the people.
"The story is therefore not true. As the National Chairman, Prince Secondus along with members of the National Working Committee (NWC) are effectively piloting the affairs of the party to the satisfaction of the majority of its members and leaders across the country. And Governor Wike as one of the effective PDP state Governors is also delivering democracy dividends to the good people of Rivers State.
"For the records, the office of the National Chairman of PDP wants to put it on record that the real headache of the party is the steady destruction of democracy tenets by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and in particular the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to put into action the speedy Electoral reform so that votes of Nigerians can count.
"Also as a huge headache to PDP today is the insecurity situation in the country that has not only remained a threat to democracy but to the corporate existence of the country.
"The office of the PDP National Chairman therefore desires that innuendos of any kind aimed at injecting bad blood in the party should be disregarded and seen as a distraction from the real focus of getting APC out of the way to save Nigeria", Ike Abonyi stated. NNL.