From Tom Garba, Yola
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Board of Trustees (BOT) have been urged to dissolve with immediate effect the Adamawa State Working Committee (SWC) of the party because of the escalating crises in the party.
A stakeholder of the party in the state and former Adviser to the ex-acting governor of the State, Mrs Mamu Saleh, who made the call in an interactive session with reporters, declared that the dissolution of the SWC, was the surest way to put an end to the lingering crises in the Adamawa chapter of the party.
According to her, the source of the crises was that the secretariat funds of the party have been squandered and property belonging to the party, especially vehicles have disappeared.
Saleh said: “This scenario forced some sizable and notable members of the party to split and formed hold primaries in Abuja. The party has been mortgaged and its failure during the previous election equally scattered the members are defecting en mass to the ruling APC.”
Saleh, a grassroots politician and two terms supervisory Councillor for Health in Hong Local Government, said the silence from the leadership of the PDP in Adamawa State was a clear manifestation of how its trading mission with people’s interest failed during the recent general election.
“That brought about what political pundits called walkover by President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government under the All Progressives Congress (APC),” she added.
Mamu, who described the victory of APC across the country as “political Tsunami,” and a reflection of what Nigerians have been yearning for, made bold to say that the case of Adamawa PDP was so glaring how the executives of the party priced its interest and votes to the extent that the secretariat of the PDP was relocated to the Adamawa Government House during the immediate past Governor Bala Nggilari led government .
Saleh said: “The bid for how much will you bring in terms of monetary aspects had superseded the interest of the party since the then Umar Damagun restructuring committee sworn in the present leadership of the PDP in Adamawa State led by Chief Joel H. Madaki. The party lost focus because of the desperation of the EXCOs in compromising leadership for money at the detriment of its members.”
She argued that there was no rationale why a member of the executive committee who was supposed to devise strategies for the mobilization of the party could equally take up appointment as a commissioner in government without any bye-election or relinquishing his post.
From Tom Garba, Yola