PDP Governors Plotting To Form A New Party
There are strong indications that governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are making plans to form a new political party with which it will challenge The All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.
The move by the governor stems from the refusal of the chairman, Adamu Mu’azu to resign from his post Despite conceited efforts from the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party to assuage the bruised egos of party members.
Recall that the governors are insisting that its National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’Azu must resign on the basis of his alleged compromises which to them made the PDP to lose the Presidential election.
It was gathered that some of the governors are already in Abuja for a fresh meeting called by the PDP Governors Forum Chairman, Senator-elect, Godswill Obot Akpabio, to determine Mu’Azu’s fate.
The meeting, it was learnt, was billed hold at the Akwa Ibom Governors Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja later in the evening of yesterday.
According to plans, the PDP governors will again proceed to the Presidential Villa to brief President Jonathan on the agenda they have for reviving the decaying party.
There were reports that the governors have started working on a plan B to handle the crises within the PDP with a resolve that many of them will move out of the party to form a new political platform.
Attempt to break-up the PDP in a similar manner in the past had failed, whereas members who left the party to form the New PDP as a platform, eventually dissolved into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to reports, the governors may execute the “Plan B” in the event of Mu’Azu’s refusal to resign, most essentially before the exit of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The PDP Chairman who quietly left the country for tour of Europe last Saturday had told party members that he would not resign, pointing out that efforts being made to push him off his seat will fail.
He had equally predicted to his supporters in confidence that the PDP will break-up in the event that he was forced out of office, contending that the party cannot really sustain its style of using and dumping its leaders.
The National Working Committee (NWC) had disowned responsibility for the party’s loss at the presidential and other elections blaming it rather on the campaign handlers. National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh had told newsmen in Abuja that the NWC was never carried along during the campaigns, and could not have performed magic to return the president.