The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is open to new members, but there will not be special privilege for anybody, its national chairman, Ahmed Makarfi, has said according to Premium Times.
Mr. Makarfi made the statement yesterday in Abuja when he received a delegation of PDP Rescue Group, led by its chairman, Wilberforce Juta.
Mr. Makarfi pledged that the party would create level-playing field for all its members.
“We are open to reconciling with everybody. We are open to accepting new entrants into the party, but no special privileges for anybody coming into the party.
“That is not an issue to be contemplated. No exclusivity. It will be inclusive without any special privilege to anybody or group of individuals.
“That is how the ruling party got it wrong. We should learn from that.
“What we need to do is that we will create level-playing field; and we don’t lord it over those who have slaved for the party,” Mr. Makarfi said.
The chairman stressed the need for the party to evolve mechanism for dedicated and loyal party men and women, stressing that that is how the members could remain committed.
“If there is no such mechanism, people can question themselves; why do you have to continue exhibiting such loyalty and commitment to the party?
“People can as well be nomadic politicians and migrate to where the pasture is green for whatever reasons.
“In some African countries, we didn’t hear of this kind of mobility, but in Nigeria, we are nomadic politicians.
“We have many nomadic politicians and they should behave well. They will be welcomed but I stand by what I have said earlier,” the chairman insisted.