Olabode George, a former national deputy chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), chastised the organization for giving Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, a vote of confidence.
Recall that last week, in response to repeated requests for his resignation, the PDP National Executive Council (NEC) supported its national chairman.
Walid Jibrin, the party’s Board of Trustees chairman, had resigned prior to the confidence vote so Adolphus Wabara could take his position.
Speaking to Newsmen, George claimed that because the problems underlying the party’s crises have not been resolved, the party’s tranquility has not yet returned.
He called the party NEC’s vote of confidence in Dr. Ayu “shenanigan.”
The wise man charged some people with making haughty remarks during the NEC Meeting.
He disclosed that he had to leave the meeting abruptly because he felt uncomfortable.
George said, “That is why I said I will not release anything until I see all the plans because, in politics, we like them to resolve issues amicably. But if it deviates, I will make my reactions.
“I am not too sure peace has returned to the PDP. All those shenanigans that they carried out last week are not going to work. How many people came there? It was more of the northern Peoples Democratic Party versus the southern Peoples Democratic Party. Where is the national PDP?
“I left the meeting when people were making comments that were arrogant. I felt really uncomfortable, instead of telling the man (the truth), they will say ‘nobody like you.’ So, I got up and walked out because I did not want anything that will spoil my day. I have been in this party since 1998 and I have never seen it this way.
“That is why I said they are trying to divide the party (between the North and the South) and it is very dangerous. At the BoT meeting that I left; they removed the chairman, Board of Trustees, the conscience of our party. Why? The man who was to arrange the mediation and reconciliation was forced to resign.
He stated that Walid Jibrin was forced to resign from his position as BoT Chairman.
“With all these spinning that they are sending to the public, ask him (BoT chairman) who invited him for discussion. Who promised him that he will be given a position once he leaves? Is that appropriate?
“Why are people treating everybody else like a fool? He did not resign voluntarily. That was why I said that this is terrible. It is getting terribly worse. Too much deceit and lies and that are what is happening in Nigeria.
“The country is just sitting in one spot, not moving to any direction. We must carry everyone along. We must have a sense of belonging, commitment,” George added.
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