14th July, 2010
The National Chairman of the DPP, retired Lt. Gen. Jeremiah Useni, said in Jos that the party had yet to zone the Presidency to any part of the country.
Useni told newsmen on Tuesday that â€œthe party is leaving its doors to whoever wants to contest.â€
He, however, said that the DPP was discussing with the AC and other parties to forge a common ground in the 2011 general elections.
“The talks have not been concluded; but we are discussing,â€™â€™ he said.
On internal wrangling in the party, Useni said that he was still the National Chairman of the DPP.
“Anyone else, who claims to be in control, is spreading falsehood and should be disregarded.
â€œThey tried to form factions in order to create confusion but they could not. They even wrote to INEC to gain recognition.
â€œWe have written to INEC to let them know that such complainants were not our members but miscreants that we sacked a long time ago,” he said.
Useni rejected recent reports that the DPP was working on merger plans with PDP, saying that such plans were not known to him.