SDP cries out, says some elements want to hijack party


By our correspondent

The Social Democratic Party, SDP, has expressed fears that some elements that joined the party in 2018 have plans to hijack the affairs of the party.

The party at a press conference in Abuja said they have every reason to fear the conspiracy of those elements who it alleged were never elected into leadership positions in the party.

The party also alleged that they joined the party with the main purpose of forcibly hijacking the party from the original leadership.

The press conference was addressed by the Acting National Chairman of the party, Chieif Supo Shonibare.

“The ultimate goal of this conspiracy is to make the SDP ineffective or ineffectual in the contest for power and render it an ally of the lacklustre ruling regime.

“We shall resist the machinations of these burgeoning usurpers. We enjoin all Nigerians to join the SDP. In this resolve we particularly enjoin the youth, the professional classes, trade associations and our beleaguered student population to enlist en masse to free our country from the shackles of rudderlessness and incompetence.

“Intending members will be able to join online as we position the Social Democratic Party as the party of choice for bringing about true change and taking Nigeria away from the shenanigans of the APC and PDP – parties loathed by most Nigerians and seen as two sides of the same coin.

The Acting National Chairman said the party has informed the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC that is has fixed it’s congreeses and Convenntions as follows; Ward and Local Government Congresses, May 19, 2022 while the National Convention is fixed for May 28 to 30, 2022.