PDP: Una Mumu Neva Do? By Yahaya Usman
Posted On Nov 12, 2017
The ruling APC lacks focus, lacks tact and lacks program, the PDP is still spinning around the fulcrum of its loose since 2015. The smaller parties are not taking advantage and making gains.
But I am more concerned about the PDP even though I am no more a member, because I am a believer in multi- party democracy, strong opposition and vibrant political agitation that allows the citizens have a choice.
As it stands today, Nigerians are not getting the best from their votes cast and PDP is not ready to give an alternative.
Beginning from the ward congresses the PDP never showed any sign it was ready to upgrade, repackage and rebound, a good example is in my state, Niger state, where failed executives who led the party to failure were promoted to a higher executive positions.
Ward excos are now local government excos, local government excos are now in the zones and even state executive positions, the worst being that the state executive fingered in so many financial misdemeanors are now leading the party. Una MUMU neva do?
A case in hand is that of a former minister Asabe Ahmed who confessed to have handed over the sum of #305 Million Naira to the party officials from the #405 Million she received from the Dasukigate, what the party excos did with the money cannot be explained till now that I write yet the campaign was starved of funds and so many programs were either canceled or shifted or combined for lack of funds.
At the National level, the PDP couldn’t even show class or a little shame, a party plagued and accused of so much financial recklessness, impropriety and outright theft couldn’t show a scintilla of integrity, only to end up with an Ali Modu Sherriff who has being fingered in so many unpalatable events as an acting chairman, He, it was who dragged the PDP brand from the mortuary to the grave yard.
In a sane society, Sherriff with the kind of Negative publicity he has can’t even be a member of a party seeking to takeover power from a Party that has the likes of Buhari as a member, that stupidity took the PDP two years to correct at the supreme courts but the blunders of in the states and the damage has since been inflicted.
Another stupidity that defies logic is to hear that the former National youth leader, Maibasira who despite being fingered to have collected tonnes of millions even running into billions without any impact on the election result of 2015 even within his own state is now being put forward by the same group who took him out of civil service against other long suffering party loyalists for the position of National financial Secretary zoned to Niger in the next convention. PDP UNA MUMU NEVA DO? aren’t there other young vibrant youths from other zones?
Fast forward to the National convention scheduled for December 2017, it is as though the PDP is a party destined for doom to see the likes of Dokpesi, Bode George an ex-convict showing themselves up for the National chairmanship and even pulling weight, what a calamity? It is understandable that Dokpesi is not found guilty yet, but wasn’t he the same person who formed APDA?
If the PDP is serious for any competitive outing in 2019, the best bet is to zero in on Jimi Agbaje, I don’t know him but I have watched him speak and campaign with tact, intelligence and mien that shows the kind of leadership that a serious opposition will need in 2019. Or at least a Gbenga Daniels whose carriage and smile might attract Nigerians to the party,
With Jimi Agbaje’s or Gbenga Daniels’s intelligence and formation of alliance or merger and a total rebranding, PDP might begin to show some seriousness albeit under another name, colours and attitude. But for now it seems Dem MUMU neva do
Yahaya Mohd Usman
Journalist and politician