In a statement issued yesterday, he said that “it is most disturbing that the party machinery is being manipulated by disloyal party members in collaboration with the opposition for no valid just cause simply because they have nominated members into the NWC and are either been removed by court action or party disciplinary process.
“It is therefore very unfair, unjustified for the constant harassment of the National Chairman, Alhaji Bamaga Tukur by those who believe that without them there is no PDP as a party using the media for negative publicity such as ‘no governor attended the chairman’s party’. The ugly truth is that today the PDP as a political party is no longer in control of its various organs.
“Article 13:1 of the Party’s Constitution bestows on him such powers. That Article states that: ‘There shall be a National Chairman who shall be the Chief Executive of the party…’
The same Article goes on to list the functions of the Chairman from 13 (a)-(h).
According to him, “The obnoxious activities of the rabble rousers within the party amount to rebellion, sabotage and gross disrespect for the person and the office of the National Chairman. Example: disrespectful, rude and arrogant statement credited to the Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wammako against the person of the national chairman, which he has not denied, that indecorous report demeaning of the Office of the Governor. What a pity!”
Clark said that it must be emphasised that the party is supreme as contained in the constitution, but “unfortunately, the supremacy of the party in accordance with the provisions of the constitution is no longer upheld.”
The elder statesman added, “These enemies of ‘the party within the party’ would rather subvert the party provisions of supremacy for their own personal and group interest. They now forget that it was the same supremacy of power that brought them to where they are now. What a shame!”