A founding member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Abu King Shuluwa, on Wednesday accused former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur of being behind the crises currently rocking the ruling party.
Shuluwa also fingered Chairman of PDP Board of Trustees; Chief Tony Anenih and a former Federal Commissioner for Information and prominent Ijaw leader; Chief Edwin Clark as active actors in the current division threatening to consume the party.
In a parley with newsmen in his Makurdi residence, Benue State, Shuluwa, an associate of the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and former vice president Atiku Abubakar, said the quartet of Obasanjo, Tukur, Anenih and Clark took advantage of President Goodluck Jonathan’s perceived political naivety to mislead the party and in the process, pursue their own personal agenda.
“Don’t forget that Anenih is the chief financier of the Peoples’ Democratic Movement (PDM) and doesn’t want it to be registered as a party. The entire governors fighting the president are loyalists of ex – president Obasanjo while Clark is drumming [the] ethic war”, he explained.
Shuluwa noted that “Tukur is running the party like a private property bringing crises for the President”, adding that “President Jonathan does not know the power play currently going [on]; he is innocent and they are making him to look confused.