April 30, 2015 – PDP Blames Adamu Muazu For Jonathan’s Defeat, Plans To Sack Him
The outgoing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors and the party’s national working committee (NWC) are set for a showdown over the resolve of the former to mobilise support for the removal of the National Chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu and his team.
A party source revealed that the governors were pushing for the sack of the national officers of the party, whom they blamed for the poor outing of the PDP in the just concluded general elections.
The source revealed that a meeting of the PDP Governors’ Forum was held in Abuja with Adamu Mu’azu and the party’s National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwom, in attendance to brainstorm on why the party lost and the way forward.
Checks by Daily Sun, however, revealed that the plot to push out Mu’azu and his colleagues was hatched after he left the venue of the meeting with Kwom.
It was gathered that the governors blamed the national officers for their alleged half-hearted commitment to the party presidential campaigns and the manner they handled the party primaries which they noted created a lot of disaffection and distractions for President Goodluck Jonathan.
Further checks revealed that the party’s NWC got wind of the plot by the outgoing governors and had vowed to fight back to nip the plan in the bud.
A member of the PDP NWC told Daily Sun in confidence on phone: “We are waiting for them. We know they want to push for an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) before President Jonathan’s handover date.
“Let there be a dispassionate post-mortem on why we lost. Enough of this buck-passing by those whose impunity in their respective states pushed a lot of well meaning individuals out of PDP state chapters.
“It wasn’t the NWC that canvassed automatic ticket for Dr. Jonathan. This same Governor Akpabio led his colleagues and we all know what transpired at the Board of Trustees, the NEC meetings and who said what. “
The national officer also alleged that the Akwa Ibom State governor was using the PDP Governors’ Forum to usurp the functions of the NWC, a statutory organ of the party.
[From TAIWO AMODU, Abuja]