‘This is what we want’: Aggrieved PDP governors make their demands known to Jonathan

by Adeola Balogun

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Peace still seems to be an elusive goal for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as there is yet no end in sight to the turmoil within its walls. Instead of laying down arms, the aggrieved governors have made their demands on President Goodluck Jonathan by  giving four conditions for resolution.

They presented their conditions at a meeting held on Sunday with the president, 16 governors and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of a faction of the party, Chief Tony Anenih in attendance.

It is reported that their conditions are as follows:

•Factional National Chairman Bamanga Tukur should be sacked;

•President Jonathan should do one term only and forget re-election in 2015;

•the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Rivers State crises should be resolved; and

• “Harassment” of governors by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) should be stopped.
Attempts were made to narrow the conditions to two but no progress was made, The Nation learnt.

The two factions only succeeded in setting agenda for resumption of talks today.

But the National Secretary of the Atiku-Governors faction of the PDP, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, said yesterday that despite the intervention by Jonathan, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and other party leaders, members of the New PDP would not abandon their struggle.

Oyinlola, who issued a statement in Abuja, said the faction would not disappoint members in the mission to make the PDP work again in the interest of Nigeria and its people.

Comments (10)

  1. These Govs are mad after embezzling our money,we should fold our hand and watch them.God punish them

  2. I laugh at PDP rebels. Oyilola should engage himself elsewhere.

  3. Where were GEJ and Tukur in 1998 when PDP was formed? Who would build a house and abandon it to another person? Who is a landlord, tenant and stranger in PDP?

  4. OUR LOYALTY SHOULD BE TO OUR COUNTRY AND NOT INDIVIDUALS. Jonathan can still show us that he is worth it. GIVE US LIGHT. Instead of seeking reelection from day one, his wife…playing god. This whole thing is good for our democracy…whatever anybody says….Checks and balances.

  5. All about personal interests. I don't see how this benefits Nigerians. GEJ shld serve only one term? Tukur shld be sacked? This is all blackmail. There are processes within the party to circumvent a 2nd term, like primaries. Tukur can also be sacked constitutionally without this drama. Again, this is all about Atiku's interests and has nothing to do with our progress as Nigerians. We don get sense pass this pattern abefu!

  6. This faction are cowards! Why stick with the PDP? They go and form their own party and forget the PDP!!

    1. Dude they originally formed the PDP how many of the present PDP people were in the G30 that formed what is today the PDP ? go and learn your history, if Jonathan wants to start another party he can go with Bamanga tukur and start it.

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