PDP faces imminent collapse, says ex-VP Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on concerned founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to speak up and come together to save the party from imminent troubles capable of leading to avoidable implosion and mortal crisis.

In a statement by his Media Office in Abuja, Atiku said he was particularly disturbed by the worsening polarization of the party and internal divisions which might weaken the party structures at the states and deepen the crisis between Governors and the President.

The former Vice President explained that as one of the founding fathers of the party, he had a duty to call on other founding members to rise to the occasion and caution the forces that are bent on tearing the party apart and providing the ammo for self-destruction.

He lamented the failure of the National Executive Council (NEC) to meet in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution and the inability of the Board of Trustees to rise to the occasion of arresting this ugly development.

According to him, the bitter internal divisions within the PDP, has led to crisis in the party leadership in some states, division in the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and   the suspension of a sitting Governor over disagreements on principle could have been avoided if the founders of the party had added their voices of caution and moderation.

With the challenges of providing good governance and the bid for re-election in 2015, Atiku noted that the PDP could not afford the current acrimony as it is undermining democratic structures at all levels.

He warned that if the crisis was left to get out of hand or not properly managed, the PDP might find itself weaker and politically vulnerable.

According to Atiku, a house divided against itself could not stand, adding that silence by concerned PDP stakeholders was a dangerous option at this point when the party faces the challenges of retaining its leadership in 2015.


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  • @blindjustice

    Simply put sir, if PDP looses , u loose ur imunity an will have to face charges of corruption and also explain to Nigerians how you squandered our money… We understand sir

    • In which world have you been living? Atiku lost his immunity the day he decided to put up a fight against President Obasanjo. Two different governments since Obasanjo’s depature, which Mr. Atiku strongly disagrees with have come and not a single one of them have established any case against him. I really don’t know which immunity you are talking about. If there is any crime that he could have been indicted with, OBJ would have done it, easily!

      • Daddy

        You an ignorant one! The immunity he means here is the shield of PDP and not the constirurional immunity. Please develop your brain very well before trying to conclude on a puzzle form of statement..

  • With all due respect. Hon. A. Atiku has nothing to offer. I have know him and followed his “I must rule Nigeria”. Atiku will never rule Nigeria. He is a political prostitute running from one party to another. President Jonathan will complete his 8-years, and Ndi-Igbo another 8-years, before Atiku and others will attempt to contest for that sit again. If Atiku has the gut to speak, let him call meeting of the Northerners and convince them to agree and take part in National Conference to address the issue of Nigeria once and for all. Using Chibuike Amaechi to destroy our Region ahead of 2015 has failed. Happily, The South South now understood the Divide and Rule methods of the Northerners and collaborators from the South West. Anyway, Yorubas will never vote APC as UPN is already reactivated.

    • Aminu

      lol dreams

  • Saadiana – Ankpa

    They would surely fall… By God’s grace

    • Daddy

      Do you really know God? Do you think that the hawks that are in APC have anything to offer to Nigeria.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    The massive prayers of Nigerians for the elimination of PDP governance by 2015 will be answered by Jehovah Jireh,Jehovah Ninsi and the Almighty God of the father and of the son and the holy spirits,amen.PDP will definately fall and self destroy itself.