Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the embattled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has denied a report that the committee directed its members to defect to other political parties.
Some media outfits, Not Okay Nigeria, had reported that the committee directed all PDP members to vote for another party in the forthcoming local government elections in Lagos state.
But in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, the caretaker committee described the publication as misleading, adding that it never asked anyone to defect.
Adeyeye further said it was a deliberate attempt to misrepresent the committee’s position and cause confusion among the rank and file of PDP members.
“There was no such directive from the National Caretaker Committee.
“Our statement was very clear and unambiguous which was to the effect that we are in court and have absolute faith and confidence in the judiciary to dispense justice without fear or favour.
“We are aware that PDP is being disenfranchised in some elections and that different states have adopted different approaches to the issue without prejudice to the substantive matter before the court.
“We state categorically that the National Caretaker Committee has never asked anyone to defect to another Party. PDP is our party,’’ the statement said.