It’s not for nothing that those struggling to control the soul of PDP are doing what they are doing. On the part of President Goodluck Jonathan’s aides who have been accused by the party’s NWC of being the brains behind the crisis in the party, they definitely have a game plan in mind, as they have continuously called for the resignation of national chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu and members of the NWC.
Not minding the threat of sanctions, the aides are still pushing on, and are said to have moved to replace the embattled Mu’azu, with the outgoing governor of Cross Rivers State, Liyel Imoke. ThisDay reports that the move is aimed at altering the zoning of offices in the PDP, which would see the national chairman of the party coming from the South-south, while the presidential candidacy will be zoned to the North, preparatory to the 2019 election.
This is coming as the former governor of Ebonyi State, Dr. Sam Egwu, has warned against any leadership change that would remove Mu’azu or members of the NWC, cautioning that the problem of the PDP stems from lack of discipline and internal democracy, which the incumbent NWC was not allowed to enforce at both the national and state levels.
It was gathered that the plot to make Imoke the next national chairman of the party is planned to be actualized at the national convention, which if they get their way, will take place in the second week of June this year. It was also gathered from a party source that all offices of the NWC would be affected.
But Mu’azu is said to be opposed to his removal, stating that he would not stand by to be used and dumped by the PDP.
In a statement at the weekend by his press secretary, Tony Amadi, Mu’azu said the tenure of the present NWC would expire next year, adding that at the appointed time PDP would determine the new zoning arrangement.
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