By Diana Omueza
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), has denied plans to hold its national convention on Feb. 19, describing it as fake news.
Mr Kabiru Gwangwazo, National Publicity Secretary, PRP said this on Friday in a statement.
Gwangwazo said that the party have been informed of a rumour by a group claiming to be acting on behalf of the leadership of the party.
“We are by this notice alerting all members of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and the general public that the claimed national convention is fake and meant to deceive the unwary.
“The national elections and political parties regulator, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as well as all relevant agencies of state, the police and others have been officially informed and will surely deal decisively with those involved with this illegality.
“It is only with formal recognition of a political party and its registered leadership as certified by INEC and the law that permits any claimant to canvass membership, to operate bank accounts, solicit subscriptions, sell party cards and candidates nomination forms for elections at all levels.
“And those alleged to be planning the illegal convention of the 19th february don’t have any of these basic prerequisites to support their claim,” he said.
Gwangwazo said that the PRP has always been the hope of the underprivileged Nigerians since its registration was reclaimed and a national delegates conference (NDC) held in September 2018.
He said that the leader, Malam Falalu Bello was elected under the leadership of the Party’s National Leader and BOT Chairman Late Alhaji Balarabe Musa who have been working on establishing solid structures across the states.
He also said that the party derived legitimacy from fulfilling all legal requirements of the Nigerian Constitution, and that the PRP under Bello has so far conducted congresses where all state executives were now in place.
Gwangwazo said that consultations were going on with numerous groups interested in working with the PRP to rescue Nigeria and Nigerians and lead them to the promised land.
“In a few weeks the agenda for a properly constituted National Convention will be unveiled. Once again the PRP wishes to advise all its members and well wishers to steer clear of the fake convention.
“At the same time all who believe in the PRP cause are welcome to explore the various windows of opportunity availed by the Falalu Bello led NEC to join the team and be involved in reclaiming the PRP’s moral highground in Nigerian politics.
“We should not allow the chance of a lifetime that PRP promises to be sabotaged by the hopeless rabble rousing of the enemies of genuine change within or outside the PRP,” he said.(NAN)