20 November 2017
The senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu has said the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, lost the Anambra governorship election due to ill-luck brought upon the party by Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi.
Kashamu disclosed this in a statement after the PDP candidate came third in the poll on Sunday.
His words: “It is clear that Makarfi and his allies have brought ill-luck to the PDP.”
“Makarfi and his team came as if they were the saviour that the PDP was waiting for but they have turned out to be the ones who are killing the party with their illegality, impunity and self-centredness.
They believe they can do anything and get away with it. They did it in Anambra where all the popular aspirants were disenfranchised and the ticket was sold against democratic norms. Today, the party is worse off for the dastardly act of these interim caretakers.
“It was bad enough that the interim National Secretary, Senator Ben Obi, lost his ward; that the constituents were rejoicing over his disgraceful loss is indicative of outright communal irrelevance. This calls for concern from our national leaders that specialise in unreasonable harmonisation and imposition of unpopular candidates over the popular ones”.
Kashamu claimed that Makarfi was reducing the party to a Southern party.
“Makarfi is surprisingly betraying his constituency, the North, and reducing the PDP to a southern or regional party because of his presidential agenda. But, I know that the average northerner is politically conscious, sagacious and dynamic.
“Thus, logic is likely to prevail over the thinking that elections at the national convention shall be a bazaar for the highest bidder, irrespective of the likely hazard to the existence of the party. This will discourage the misappropriation of state funds for unworthy political misadventures,” he added.
Author: Janet Johnson
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