By Myke Uzendu, Abuja
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and last Presidential Candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election has distance himself from the current plot to remove the National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus.
Atiku described the claims associating to the plot as “beer parlour talk” and mischief, in a statement on Wednesday by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibeh.
He said that he had already triggered a reconciliation process with party stakeholder and that he even visited Port Harcourt and Delta for the purpose of strengthening the party and cannot all of a sudden make a u-turn and get involved in processes that are alien to the constitution of the PDP
“Atiku understands the Constitution of the PDP and what the party-stated about tenure for party leadership. So he can not be working against something that he understands and promotes. That is not how democrats behave, those are anti-democratic behaviour and that is not who he is. Whoever is saying this, should know is beer parlour talk and unnecessary mischief” the statement stressed.
The Waziri Adamawa said that the present crises in the party is a symptom of the general grevieances in the party which will also be resolved in due course.
“The crisis is related, we can not isolate one from the other. He recognizes that there are issues, like in every party administration. When you have more than two persons, people will have different positions, so the important thing is how to resolve them. And he has commenced the movement to resolve the issues.
“Atiku is an individual, yes a major stakeholder in the party, and he has taken steps to bring everybody together to see how these issues can be peacefully resolved. They are all related, either the one that happens now or before. They are all part of the larger problem facing the party”.
He called on all stakeholder to put heads together and salvage the party from imminent implosion.
Recall that 7 members of the executive committee had on Tuesday resigned their position in the party was while some member of the National Working Committee further threatened to resign if Secondus does not step down as the national chairman of PDP.