An aspirant for the position of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George, has accused Governors Nyesom Wike and Ayodele Fayose of Rivers and Ekiti States respectively, of working hard to destroy the party.
He said the PDP was in ruins and imminent danger as a result of the unholy alliance of the two governors against the growth and development of the party.
Addressing a press conference yesterday at the Lagos State secretariat of the PDP, Mr. George’s Political Adviser, Mr. Uthman Shodipe-Dosunmu, said the August 17 National Convention would have divided the party more, stressing that the convention was hijacked by Messrs. Wike and Fayose to prosecute their 2019 ambitions.
His claim tallies with an allegation earlier leveled by factional chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, that Gov. Wike’s plan to hand the 2019 presidential ticket to an unnamed political strongman in the All Progressives Congress, APC, was responsible for the crisis rocking the PDP.
George said: “This is indeed a sad period for the PDP; the sky is dark and bleak. The party is now at the edge of a cliff, dangling before imminent ruins and forfeiture. Our party has lost its soul, its fundamental defining logic of existence, stripped of all values of justice, fairness and equity.
“We thought that the crisis provoked by the issue of Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff would be finally laid to rest after the August 17 convention, but we couldn’t be more wrong. To be specific Wike and Fayose have both succeeded in forming an unholy alliance against the growth and development of our party”.
The former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP said having reviewed the situation, leaders of the party should never allow the two governors to come near any crucial decision making process again.
“Port Harcourt should never be allowed again to host the convention as long as Wike remains governor.
“We are happy the charade was halted in its tracks. The dubious convention was written, produced, directed and managed by Wike and Fayose. This will never happen again.
“Our party is dying. Benighted and unprincipled men have seized the jugular of our party.
“They are hell bent on destroying what they cannot build. They have apparently sworn to destroy, to manipulate, to thwart the people’s will and sabotage the cause of democracy”, he said.