PDP Crisis Stems From Jonathan’s Perceived Second Term Ambition, Says Founding Member

jonathan_2015One of the founding fathers of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Abu King Shuluwa has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to declare his intention over the 2015 presidential elections to save the party from further crisis.

Shuluwa noted that the crisis rocking the party had direct ties to the general perception that the president would seek re-election come 2015.

The elder statesman, who made this known in an interaction with journalists, weekend, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, added that “whether we like it or not, the exit of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as the Chairman of the PDP will not reduce the crisis in the party.

“The man was just a sacrificial lamb; the fact is that he was just a victim of circumstance because he was not the problem of the party.

“The truth is that, Tukur as chairman was not the reason for the series of problems rocking the PDP today, but President Jonathan.

“It all stems from the fact that there is a general perception that he will run in the 2015 election and some people are not happy with the development.

“The moment Jonathan tells the people that he would not contest, calm will return to the party and the country. What we are witnessing is not the issue of Tukur, it is all about Jonathan, let him talk. He has not spoken but his body language clearly shows that he wants to contest”.