We’re Waiting for PDP’s Death to Give It A Befitting Burial – Governor Nyako
Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako has disclosed that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which he is a member of is being plagued by a serious illness and that some critical stakeholders are awaiting its death to give it a befitting burial.
Nyako, who stated this in an emotion-laden voice while speaking on BBC Hause Service afternoon programme (Shirin Rana) yesterday, added that some of the stakeholders only deemed it fit to remain in the party due to the political positions they are occupying and, in case the party failed to survive its self-inflicted illness, they will give it a befitting burial after its demise.
He said, “People are saying that the PDP is dead or about to die but a concerned person like me will remain in the party till it dies and give it a befitting burial. If PDP will die, let it die in our hands so that we will give it a befitting burial and mourn her.”
He said the party is currently going through its worst times as a result of the highhandedness and anarchy with which the leadership of the party at the National level is addressing issues. It is responsible for the internal crisis that has plagued the party for a long time, he stated.
“The problem of the party lies with those stalwarts in Abuja that have succeeded in putting the party in a state of coma, and it is our fervent hope that they will be prevailed upon to do the right thing so that the party can be cured of its ailment.”
The governor said his faction still remains the legitimate faction despite the grandstanding of the national chairman while Umar Kugama remains the legitimate chairman of the party in the state.
Nyako said it was due to the degeneration of things in the party that some of the concerned governors started meeting with some powerful stakeholders in the party, which premised their last visit to Abeokuta to meet with former president Olusegun Obasanjo in order to proffer a way forward in the face of the lingering crisis so far bedevilling the party.
“You should understand that our visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo was not in our capacity as PDP members but out of our concern to provide panacea to the ailment currently bedevilling the party. That is why we are making moves to involve elder statesmen in our consultations.”
He said the high-level meeting between the four governors who met the former president was fruitful, although he did not disclose the resolution they arrived at during the closed-door meeting with the former president.
He said the governors have also organised to meet with former heads of state in their move to restore sanity to the beleaguered party. The meeting was billed for this Monday, he said, but he could not personally attend the meeting due to the fact the he was expecting Camerounian officials that would arrive in the state in connection with the Lagdo Dam issue.
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