by ‘Jola Sotubo
The already torn veil of peace within the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) seems about ready to be ripped apart as there is still no hint of any resolution to the party’s crisis in sight.
This is further highlighted by a recent statement credited to the Presidency and made by the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak.
Mr. Gulak added fuel to the already raging fire after he was said to have criticized 3 of the party’s 7 aggrieved governors by calling them ungrateful.
Gulak in a television programme monitored in Abuja, yesterday, castigated the governors of Sokoto, Niger and Adamawa states for fighting the same party that offered them opportunities to become governors from their unpopular parties.
Gulak, who absolved President Goodluck Jonathan of any blame in the unfolding intra-party feud, said the dissenting governors were not interested in making peace but pursuing personal political interest at the expense of the nation.
The presidential aide noted that some of the governors fighting the President and the leadership of PDP were ungrateful politicians, who owe the party absolute loyalty and eternal gratitude for making them what they are.
Gulak said: “Look at a governor like that of Sokoto, who was brought into the party as a governorship candidate after PDP candidate had emerged.
“Wamakko was an ANPP member but was handed the party ticket after our candidate, Muktar Shagari, had already emerged.
“Wamakko does not know how PDP was formed and he should be grateful to the founding fathers of the party and abide by its constitution because no party can excel without discipline.
“The same goes for the Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu.”