By: Abiodun Oluwarotimi on July 24, 2013 – 3:51pm
The National Chairman of the United States chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon (Dr) Harold Molokwu, has refuted recent media reports which had claimed that there were factions in the US chapter of the ruling party.
Dr. Molokwu dropped this hint yesterday when he led a National delegation of the party on a courtesy call to Ambassador Geoffrey Teneilabe, the Consul-General of the Nigerian Consulate in Georgia State.
The Peoples Democratic Party’s scribe said that it was the figment of the imagination of those carrying the news around that there were factions, adding that there was only one chapter of the party in the entire United States of America. “As far as i am concerned, we are just a single body so anybody talking about factions here will be making serious mistakes” he noted.
He pressed further that it was an open knowledge that the previous leadership of the party in the USA failed to implement the mandate given to them by not carrying members along in all they did as a US chapter. He also said that the newly elected Executive members of the party in America would bring a new dawn to the party with the implementation of all the agenda of the party.
Dr. Molokwu gave the assurance that the current Executive members of the party in the US were fully committed to enshrine democracy and move the party to the next level. He also made it known that they were committed to ensure that every Nigerian irrespective of tribe, gender and culture had the full potential to aspire to the highest political office both in the United States and Nigeria.
He made it known to the Consul General that the current PDP, USA Executive made history on June 15, 2013, and for the first time waived participation fees for women to pave way and encourage more participation of Nigerian women living in the USA to participate in politics at all levels. “This is in line with the recommendation of Nigeria’s First Lady. As testament to this, there are eight women in the current PDP USA leadership, and it remains the greatest number so far” he noted. Read more