The Youths Movement of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the party “may collapse” due to the “imposition” of Kingsley Chinda as minority leader in the House of Representatives.
The PDP has continued to kick against the decision of Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, to announce Ndidi Elumelu as minority leader against their preferred candidate, Chinda.
The party ‘hastily’ suspended Elumelu alongside six other members for going against the party’s preferred choice for the position.
Tony Ayaegbunem, the group’s coordinator, in a statement, said it would continue to reject attempts by the PDP to impose Chinda as the minority leader.
Ayaegbunem said: “It is disheartening that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has not learnt anything from their previous crisis which nearly collapsed the main opposition party in the country.
“The recent suspension of Hon Ndidi Elumelu, Wole Oke, Lynda Ikpeazu, Anayo Edwin, Gideon Gwani, Toby Okechukwu and Adekoya Abdul-Majid for kicking against the party’s position on Minority Principal officers is illegal and cannot stand in court of law.
“The attempt by self-seeking individuals to impose Hon. Kingsley Chinda as Minority leader will not only bring set back but, may collapse the former ruling party.
“Chinda is not popular among the opposition lawmakers, imposing him on PDP caucus will spell doom for the party.”