An analyst, Mr. Niyi Afolabi, has said the national leadership of the Peoples’ Democratic Party should also be held accountable should the part loses elections in the five states controlled by the five aggrieved governors of the party.
Mr. Afolabi stated this while commenting on the takeover of appeal case instituted by the Rivers State chapter of the party by the National Working Committee of the Party through it Legal Adviser. He said, the national leadership and other aggrieved parties have placed personal interest above party interest.
Mr. Niyi said, “We are talking about five states. If PDP should lose those five states, I think it is not just Wike they should responsibly, the national leadership of the PDP should be held responsible because they are taken it likely. They are not looking at ways they can resolve the issues. It is more or less like a personal vendetta. They are not looking at the interest of the political party. They are not look at the interest of the PDP all in the crisis. So, what they should focus on is on how they will resolve the crisis.”
Speaking further, Mr. Afolabi said, akin the move by the NWC to take over appeals in River to adding modified fertilizer to exacerbate the crisis.
“What they are doing is to put fertilizer on the crisis that is on ground. As a matter of fact, it is not just fertilizer but they are putting modified fertilizer so that when the crisis grows big it will be difficult for them to handle. At this point we are talking about 25 days to the election and I think what they should be looking at is how they can bring together every faction within the party to resolve the crisis between them and not just to aggravate the crisis,” he said.
Rivers’ PDP had instituted a cases against the Accord Party, All Progressive Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). However, the NWC through it counsel, Johnson Usman has taken over the cases. Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike who described the move as anti-party activity vows to hit back the national leadership.
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