The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Ma’azu, on Wednesday in Abuja said that the party leadership would not tolerate arrogant members ahead of 2015.
He said this in a veiled reference to the recent sack of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Political Aide, Ahmed Gulak, when a delegation of the party in Akwa Ibom paid him a courtesy visit.
It would be recalled that Gulak had earlier visited Akwa Ibom to inaugurate a sectional support group in favour of President Goodluck Jonathan without calling on the state party leadership.
“Whoever that does not humble himself and work hard and remain focus towards our objectives does not belong to this party”, Mu’azu said.
The PDP national chairman stressed the need for party members to remain calm, focus and to persevere always in the interest of the party.
He said that the party was going through some challenges because of its greatness, adding that it was not only the most Democratic Party in the country but the most accommodating party.
“Differences and disagreements in large family like ours are bound but with patience and tolerance, I assure you that things will continue to happen positively for us”, he said.
Mu’azu expressed the hope that the PDP would continue to wax stronger and would not only win Akwa Ibom, but would win all the states and the presidency in 2015.
He said all that was needed to achieve this was the cooperation and dedication of party members across the federation.
He explained that the party under his leadership would ensure level playing ground for all politicians, adding that the party would not give automatic ticket to any politician in 2015.
Mu’azu said that those who were longing for automatic ticket from the party leadership were free to go to other parties for it.
He said the PDP would give ticket to only those who won primaries with the backing of the electorate, adding that all politicians would be given equal chance.
He urged members of the party with political ambitions to depend on the power of God and the electorate to achieve their ambitions.
“Power comes from God and if He gives you, nobody can take it from you”, Ma’azu said.
He said the most important thing for the party now was how to win the 2015 presidential election and not to be engaging in bickering.
“I am ready to stoop to conquer. That is the spirit I want to put in us. We should remain focus, calm and perseverance in the party”, he said.
Earlier, the state PDP Chairman, Mr Paul Ekpo, who led the delegation, said that the visit was to present a communiqué of the chapter’s April 22, stakeholders’ meeting to the party leadership.
Ekpo said members of the party in Akwa Ibom had passed a vote of confidence on Jonathan and Mu’azu, based on their achievements in office.
He said Gov. Godswill Akpabio of the state had galvanised the party into one formidable unit, adding that Akwa Ibom remained a PDP state. (NAN)