The Nasarawa State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is heading towards another internal crisis following the disagreement arising from the just concluded ward, local governments and state congresses of the party in the state.
Recall that the PDP congresses in the state were rescheduled following a crisis that led to an order by a state High Court sitting at Akwanga, to address the grievances that led to earlier litigations in the aftermath of the previous congresses held in March, 2020.
Consequently, the Hon Sidi Mohammed Bako Campaign Organization for the state chairmanship position of the party said it felt a palpable discontent and anger of the entire PDP members over what it alleged to be at purported bizarre show of shame in the name of the party’s congresses that were held at some wards, local governments, and the state levels, between 7th, 9th and 12th November, 2020.
Director General and Secretary of the Hon Sidi Mohammed Bako Campaign Organization, Senator Philip Gyunka and Hon Mohammed Baba Ibaku respectively, disclosed the campaign organization’s position in a press statement they signed and issued to journalists in Lafia on Friday.
The statement said, “We feel the pains and disappointment of our members, because the rescheduled congresses were ordered by a court to address the grievances that led to earlier litigations because of similar infringements of our members’ rights at the earlier congress that was held in March, 2020.
“The campaign organization hereby wishes to inform all our supporters and esteem party members at large, that it has taken appropriate steps and measures to seek redress of these breach of trust and our party guidelines and constitution in the conduct of our congresses by those who were given responsibilities to enthrone sanity in our congress process.”
Assuring supporters of the campaign organization that no efforts will be spared to get the national leadership of the party, or any level for that matter, to carry out its responsibility according to PDP’s constitution and guidelines; the campaign organization therefore called on its supporters and the entire Nasarawa PDP family to remain calm and steady in these trying times in the party and not to engage in any hasty political decisions that would be detrimental to the growth and stability of the party.
The statement added, “We assure all and sundry that our party will go through this phase successfully and will stabilize its structure and activities, and prepare for the 2023 elections.”