by Adeniyi Abdul
The People’s Democratic Party is no stranger to criticism but what’s new is the party has now been blamed for the problems of other political parties.
Leader of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) and former governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, accused the PDP of sponsoring the current leadership crisis that has rocked the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
Addressing a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Musa said, “We hereby put Nigerians on notice that this same strategy was what was used to kill the Alliance for Democracy (AD), demobilise the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and dislocate the Progressive People Alliance (PPA).”
PDP responded to these accusations today, in a statement released in Abuja by they party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olise Metuh.
“Our attention has been drawn to a statement by the CNPP blaming the PDP for the intractable crisis in some political parties,” the statement read. “To set the records straight, we wish to state that the PDP cannot be held responsible for the inability of any group to discipline its members and peacefully organise itself.
“We shall not be distracted by such claims as we are determined more than ever before to broaden our support base and provide the political muscle for the success of President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda.
“While we welcome the concept of a virile and strong opposition in a democracy, we wish to state that we do not exist to solve the self inflicted problems of our opponents,’’ the statement said.