PDP Chairmanship: Resign Now, George Tells Makarfi
Former National Vice-Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a National Chairmanship aspirant of the party Olabode George has called on Ahmed Makarfi to immediately resign from his position as the party’s National Caretaker Committee Chairman.
George, a member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), noted that the role Makarfi is playing in the process towards the party national convention slated for December 9, this year is increasingly disturbing and rather untidy.
George, who spoke through the Director- General of his campaign organization Ibrahim Aliyu accused Makarfi of supporting a particular candidate for the position.
Aliyu said the composition of the electoral committee and electoral appeal panel ahead of the convention was structured to favour one of the chairmanship contestants, Uche Secondus.
He claimed that a cabal was working assiduously to ensure that Secondus emerged at the convention as national chairman of the party.
“Makarfi’s action, to put it mildly, is sickening, untoward, blatantly tendentious , totally stripped of the typical moral high ground that often defines a well meaning, God – fearing arbitrating leadership", Aliyu said in a statement.
“Everywhere you look, Makarfi is planting the agents of his favourite South-South candidate to stage manage warped and skewed congresses in an undisguised mockery of all the normative patterns of our founding fathers whose enduring forte about equity, justice and fairness is now being flung into the gutter. In a way, Makarfi is evidently resolved to repeat the farcical malady that characterized the debacle in Port Harcourt last year.
”We strongly advise Senator Makarfi to resign his position forthwith because he has been severely compromised. He can no longer play the role of a neutral arbiter who stands far above the fray.
"He is already tarred and soiled in the muddy waters of partisan prejudice. Makarfi should now do the most honorable thing by walking away and face his ambition squarely. He cannot use a privilege non-elective position to wangle undue advantages to his own side. It is patently unacceptable.
” We need to redeem our party by being faithful to the great ideals of our founding fathers. We really believe that elders of the party across the nation should summon an emergency summit to deliberate on the right way to restrategise our party and rectify the wrongs on the ground .
"All the elders across the zones must take it as a priority that this party can only be redeemed and restore to its winning ways when we are all sincere, genuine, and anchored on the path of salvaging righteousness”, he said.
Earlier on, Senator Buruji Kashamu had also blamed the party's failure on the Anambra polls in Makarfi's incompetency.
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