Dubem Denies Being Party To PDM Registration



Dubem Onyia 2By Patrick Osadebamwen.
Former Minister of Foreign Affair, Dubem Onyia has distanced himself from newspaper publication alleging he was part of the meeting that authorized the registration of Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM as a political party.
The minister who said he was not part of the meeting stressed that he does not contemplate leaving the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for any newly registered party especially when he was a founding member of the PDP.
The former minister said this during an interview with select reporters at his Abuja home and pointed out that on the same date of February 15, 2013 he was in the United Kingdom on vacation and requested anyone to verify from the British Airways manifest of the said date.
Therefore listing him as part of those who sat at the meeting to authorize the registration of PDM was misleading and mischievous.
He described the action of the sponsors and the publication as “work of mischief makers”.
The former minister called on his associates to ignore the publication and remain steadfast in the PDP which he said was undergoing reforms to improve on it’s internal democracy for a better direction.
His words: “I wish to state categorically and unequivocally that I left Nigeria via Abuja International Airport on the 13th of February 2013 for London on vacation.
“My international passport contains immigration’s departure stamp, my British Airways ticket and the British airways manifest for that day are verifiable evidence.
“I therefore cannot understand how one can be in London on the 15 of February and at the same time be attending meetings in Abuja.
“I however wish to make it known and clear that I am a card carrying member of the peoples Democratic Party, and have no intention of leaving PDP for any newly registered party.
He pledged his support to the party saying the leaders of the PDP should be assured of his unfettered and undiluted loyalty to the party.

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