National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Adamu Mu’azu on Wednesday denied that he was bundled out of a meeting of governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Reports had emerged that the national chairman was bundled out of a governors forum meeting which held at the Akwa Ibom governors lodge in Asokoro.
Indication emerged that governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are not letting up on their move to sack the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Adamu Mu’azu over the party’s electoral woes at the presidential election.
Mu’azu and governors of the party have been locked in a crisis of confidence since, President Goodluck Jonathan lost to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in the March 28 presidential election.
The loss had resulted in a clamor for the ouster of Mu’azu and the set up of a caretaker committee.
But the spokesman of the national chairman, Tony Amadi, told newsmen that Mu’azu was not bundled out of the meeting.
Amadi, who admitted he (Amadi) was not present at the meeting, noted that if such a scenario played out at the meeting there would have been a shoot out between the security aides of the chairman and the governors.
While he refused to state whether the meeting with the governors was rancour free, Amadi said “he was not bundled out of the meeting. None of that happened. who bundled who out? How can you bundle out a party chairman.”
When asked that he was neither at the meeting and might not know whether such a scenario transpired he said “what I know is that he was not bundled out of the meeting.”
“If they said he was bundled out of the meeting where was his security details? If they attempt to bundle out the chairman there would have been a shoot out between the security details of Mu’azu and the governors and nobody wants that. Don’t forget you are talking about a former governor and a national chairman of a political party.”
“What we are doing in the party now is how to restrategise and bounce back.”
He further lambasted those calling for Mu’azu to resign, noting that most of them failed to deliver their states at the polls.
“Those calling for him to go how many of them won their states. The issue is that as the party lost they are blaming somebody but they tried to hijack the party in their states and could not deliver as they should.”
He added that the national chairman will not resign his position noting that the party under Mu’azu’s leadership intends to stop a trend where national party chairmen are remained on a whim.
“This party is not changing national chairman. A bane of this party has been the way it changes it chairmen. In the last six years the party has not had chairmen who served for more than two years.”
A party source told our correspondent that the governors were displeased with the performance of the current leadership of the party under Mu’azu and tinkered with the prospects of having one of them head a caretaker committee if he is removed.
It was gathered that the governors are angling for either a south west governor or a governor from the south south to head the caretaker committee after May 29 pending the conduct of fresh elections for NWC positions next year.
It was gathered that the decision to move the position to the southern part of the country was predicated on the likelihood that the party’s presidential candidate would emerge from the North in 2019.
Source : Leadership newspaper