The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, blamed external forces for crises rocking the party.
The party, in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated that no member of its National Working Committee (NWC) sponsored any media publication to castigate and malign the person of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
The party described such publications as the hand work of external forces and enemies of the PDP who were bent on sowing seeds of discord within the party.
“The NWC also wishes to place on record that none of its members has acted like a ‘tax collector’ in whatever meaning the term represents, either in the process leading to the Edo primary election, or any other state.
“Our party holds Governor Wike and indeed all our PDP governors, who, of course, have been the pillars of our great party, with utmost respect and had always consulted them on all party affairs,” PDP said.
The party also appreciated the efforts and sacrifices of its governors, saying it would not allow enemies of the party, who were out to cause disunity in their fold by sponsoring baseless publications against their leaders, to have their way.
The party further stated that “this time demands the unity of all leaders in order to keep political rivals, who are facing extinction, from importing their crises into the party.”
Its added that the party remained one indivisible family and members were at alert and would continue to resist every attempt by external forces to divide its ranks at this critical time.