PDP’s Split: APC Says the Party is Suffering from Anti-Democratic Blight
“The long awaited implosion of the PDP that finally occurred yesterday (Saturday) did not come as a surprise to many discerning political observers. It was a disaster waiting to happen.
“I read the reasons given by the factional Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Kaawu Baraje, and they all boil down to lack of internal democracy within the party, the reign of the culture of impunity, the abandonment of the rule of law, the hijack and personalisation of power by a cabal within the party actively encouraged by the presidency,” he said.
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar had on Saturday along with six northern governors of Niger, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kano, Adamawa, Kwara States and Rivers State Governor Chibuike Amaechi, announced the formation of a splinter group called the New PDP.
The formation of the splinter group was hinged on the emergence of a “Unity List” at the special national convention of PDP held in Abuja, which allegedly left out the names of some supporters of the seven governors from contesting.
However, while giving reasons for the crisis at the PDP convention, the APC scribe said the division could be linked to the disconnect between the leaders of the party and their followers, apparent lack of direction and focus on the part of the leaders of the party, ineptitude, and lack of vision on the part of the leadership of the PDP.
“Given the above score card by Baraje, a former acting National Chairman of the PDP and his fellow travellers, need one look further why the country today is in the firm grip of insecurity, why poverty and hardship is stalking the land, why millions of our youths are aimlessly roaming the streets for non existent jobs, our infrastructure decaying?
“Or can we any longer be in doubt about the sheer ineptitude, visionless-ness and impotence of the PDP-led federal government,” he said.
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