Monday, 4 March 2013

We Will Dump Jonathan, PDP and Join APC –Angry PDP Governors

Peoples Democratic Party governors sympathetic to the embattled Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, are threatening to leave the PDP. gathered that some of the governors had intimated the party leadership with their disaffection and the danger it portends if they fail to call President Goodluck Jonathan to order.

Several PDP governors resented the strong arm tactics employed by the President and his men in their bid to take over the party machinery.

One of the governors who complained about the President’s recent moves vowed that they are ready for him. He said, “We have made our feelings known to the party hierarchy including. We have been communicating with them; we have made it known that we are not happy with the utterances of some of our leaders.

“Take the utterance of our colleague, Akpabio, the PDP Governors’ Forum chairman for example, when he likened some of us to Judases. Such utterances do not and cannot unite the party. If our continued isolation continues, we may be forced to leave and join other progressives outside the PDP,” the governor said.

Also, a close aide of a northern governor, who requested not to be named for the fear of retribution, said recent developments in the party is a call for decisive actions against the PDP.

“We see a trend which is unhealthy, we see a gradual return to the sordid past when the party was run like the private estate of an individual or better still, like a military garrison.

“The President’s men have taken over the National Working Committee, they have done the same with the Board of Trustees and they have also infiltrated the Governors’ Forum by dividing it. Now, they are moving to take over every other organ of the party. The governors feel alienated from the party.

“I can assure you we will soon see mass defections because the governors will seek their political fortunes elsewhere. The governors, including my boss, have said that they would definitely not sit and wait to be humiliated.”

He explained that a number of PDP governors who were in talks with the newly formed All Progressives Congress could only do so secretly at the moment for “obvious reasons.”
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