- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will investigate the role played by party lawmakers during the ninth National Assembly election
- The national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, said that the anti-party activities of such lawmakers during the election was embarrassing
- Secondus expressed fear that corruption during the NASS election will have serious consequences in the legislature
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the refusal of some of its members to vote according to laid down rules during the ninth National Assembly election.
Following this observation, the leadership of the PDP on Thursday, June 20, during its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja vowed to probe the voting pattern of such erring members, Vanguard reports.
Concerning the development, the national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, said: “Permit me at this juncture dear leaders to express the disappointment of our party on the embarrassing roles of some of our party members at the National Assembly during the election of their leaders.
“Party loyalty demands that you stick to your party at any given situation. When personal interest clash with party interest, personal should drown into that of the party, that’s what real democrats are expected to do.”
Referring to the alleged fraudulent system of voting by the All Progressives Congress members during the said election, Secondus said: "My worry is the consequences this brazen corruption would have in the legislative activities of the ninth Assembly.”
On his part, the party's national spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said disclosed that the PDP will form an investigative committee to look into the voting pattern of party lawmakers during the election.
Legit.ng earlier reported that there were indications that the leaders of the PDP might have foreclosed the chance of any of its members contesting for the post of Senate president or speaker of the House of Representatives in the next National Assembly.
Legit.ng gathered that investigations confirmed that leaders of the party had been brainstorming about the role of the PDP in the incoming National Assembly due for inauguration in June.
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