The blame game over the dwindling fortune of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems to be far from being over. Since the 2015 defeat, the party has not gotten it self back.
Recall that the Ex National Vice Chairman South South, Emmanuel Ogidi, has alleged that, the immediate past governor of Rivers state, his excellency Barr. Nyesom Wike, has sold PDP out, thats why PDP is weakened now, and his preferred candidates emerged as Minority Leaders. But that in due time, he will be punish, suggesting after the presidential election tribunal.
CitizenNews24 reports that Ogidi said this on Thursday during a chat with Arise TV regarding the “poor performance” of the party in the recently concluded scrambled for the Senate and House of Representatives Minority Leadership.
In his words; “If you look at it, we have 36 senators – almost one-third of the House. APC has done well.
“They tried to break our ranks. And this is possible because of our man in Rivers who sold out. He has consistently tried to destroy the party. Yes, it’s true that we have weaknesses in PDP. Ninety per cent of our attention at the moment is geared towards the court. And in the last meeting we had two weeks ago, these issues were brought up, and we said, look, we are going to set up a committee to look into this. Those that will be punished will be punished.“
But however, reacting to ogidi’s claims, after there national executive meeting, the National Leader of a pressure and advocacy group, the Concerned PDP League (CPDPL), Comrade Daboikiabo Z Warmate, while addressing CitizenNews reporter said, “Every story has two sides. Why did Ogidi not also query all those that drove PDP in to opposition party, Ogidi should tell us where he was when our men in Adamawa, Bauchi, Niger, Kogi, Rivers openly sold out the party in 2015 and secretly in 2019. They should also be punish if the G5 as ably led by the immediate past governor of Rivers state programme for punishment, because, half truths has not help anyone. If the former PDP Vice Chairman South South had brought this argument when our men betrayed us in 2015 and 2019 then, his concerns would have been an honest concern now.
“It was for same reason in 2015 our men in Adamawa, Bauchi, Niger, Kogi, Sokoto, et al sold out, that our man in Rivers did too, so why give them red carpet treatment and him red card treatment?”
“Do you know that, this red carpet treatment led to the amendment of section 49 (4) in our 2012 constitution, which is now section 50 (4,7) in 2017? And further led to in 2019 the emergence of our man in Adamawa as the presidential candidate, which made many to be angry and sold us out, most specially in the north.”
“And also where was our former vice chairman South South when our man in Delta emerged as the minority leaders against our man in Rivers the party recorded?”
Therefore, the best way out of this leadership, regional and personal interest quagmire is what we call the Damagum Plan and constitutional amendment.
Comrade Warmate also took the opportunity to advice the former senate president our man in kwara not to fall in the trap of praise singers and favour seekers by giving it a thought to contest for the national chairman because, the north central zone has produced six (6) out of the sixteen (16) national chairmen the party has produced since 1999, in substantive, caretaker committee and acting capacity.
“First we need to amend some sections of our constitution and secondly, discuss and agree where the presidential candidate will come from in 2027, before knowing which region either north or south that will produce the national chairman. And if its the southern region then, the south west should be given the opportunity to produce the national chairman for the first time but if it’s the northern region then, the north central zone should for get it, he advised.”
Concluding his statement comrade Warmate, condemn the use of the party permanent secretariat building as a billboard for advertisement. He said that instead of those responsible to think on ways to complete the building, they prefer to profit from the misfortune and promise to take the matter up with the National Chairman.
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