Expect More Crisis In PDP, Nyako Warns
Governor Murtala Nyako has declared yesterday in Yola that unless injustice perpetrated in the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is urgently tackled, the party will continue to wallow in unimaginable crisis capable of denying it the chances of winning in future elections.
Nyako, one of the governors that recently staged a walk out at the mini convention in Abuja, made the remark at Government House, Yola when he received a delegation of the new PDP stalwarts from Taraba State led by the former State Chairman of the party, Dr. Abdulmumini Vaki who were on solidarity visit.
He maintained that a situation whereby internal democracy is subverted with impunity at the highest party level, chaos would be the only order as is being witnessed in PDP now.
The governor observed that the PDP faithful have been subjected to a barrage of injustice since the coming of the Tukur led national leadership which led to the asphyxiation of internal democracy in Adamawa, Taraba and many other states.
Nyako observed that Taraba and Adamawa states have suffered so much injustice in the hands of Tukur with the party executives unilaterally dissolved and replaced with Tukur’s stooges.
He said the dissolution of the Adamawa State chapter of the party had generated protests from all quarters while failed the national chairman to see reason even against the wise counsel of governors and former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“Even though the dissolution of the exco was rescinded by 10 out of 12 members of the National Working Committee of the party, the national chairman refused to be pacified even after being prevailed upon to do so by relevant stakeholders including Obasanjo and governors of the party.
“In order to ensure that his dictatorial proclivities reign supreme in the party, Tukur stood against the decision of the NWC and pleadings of important stakeholders who were disturbed by the scale and level of impunity being entrenched in the party.”
He said if not for the new wave of recklessness that is being promoted in the party, the dissolution of Adamawa State SWC of the party would have been rescinded as it was never ratified by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.
The governor observed that with the high level of arbitrariness, it was possible for five legislators to contrive the impeachment of a Speaker that was backed by 27 members just as it was possible for 16 governors to defeat 19 others during the NGF election, attributing it to bad leadership of Tukur.