By Jerry Emmanson, Abuja
The Conference of Minority Tribes in Nigeria has called on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its members to “allow the Adamu Muazu-led leadership continue and refrain from unnecessarily rocking the boat”.
According to a statement signed by the group’s National Coordinator, Comrade Okpokwu Ogenyi, it condemned attempts to cast the PDP Chairman in bad light in order to stave-off blame of the party’s loss while heaping same on him, saying the party needed to re-group and prepare for future elections and not resort to internal bickering.
They group commended the Adamu-led leadership over its previous efforts to stabilise the party when it took over leadership, as according to them the party was at war but peace was restored through his concerted efforts.
Speaking further the group lauded Muazu’s refusal to over-heat the polity with hate statements and campaigns against Gen. Muhammadu Buhari even when it was at the expense of his job, which is a true sign of nationalism as this has played a role in ensuring the post – election peace enjoyed by the nation, while querying its responsibility for the party’s failure.
Taking a swipe at Mrs. Josephine Anenih for calling for Muazu’s resignation due to the loss, the group said she “lacks the moral right to criticise the PDP Chairman, as under her husband Chief Tony Anenih who was BOT Chairman, the party lost Edo to the then Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and nobody asked Anenih to resign” thus making it morally wrong for his wife to criticise Muazu for loosing.
Advising the party, it said the party should look inwards to fish out the saboteurs, especially those who are known to have squandered campaign funds and are scampering to cover up their mismanagement of party funds which resulted to the loss of Mr. President and other candidates on the ticket of the party and not using Muazu as a decoy to cover their evil acts.
It has also warned that the party ensures it removes all those who have worked for their selfish interest in order to ensure its regeneration in forthcoming polls.
“From every indication the mood of the anti-Muazu elements in PDP suggest a replica of the rebellious era of disloyal hawks who continue to hang around for what they stand to gain and not in the interest of the party”.
“We hereby advise them to behave like honourable men though we know it’s difficult for these leopards to change their skin but we appeal to them to pretend in the spirit of civilised democracy being ushered into the African continent by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan”. The statement read in part.