From the Adamawa State factional chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has come a warning to former vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Governor Murtala Nyako and all the elected office holders on the platform of the party to reverse their decision to rebel against the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan or face the full wrath of the law.
The state factional Chairman of PDP, Mr. Joel Madaki, who spoke to journalists in Yola, said the party under his leadership will no longer tolerate any act that constitutes breach of the PDP constitution and the rule of law from members .
“We implore members of the PDP who are working against the interest of the party to, as a matter of conscience, reconsider their stand and support President Jonathan so that he can deliver on his promise of dividends of democracy.
“Since assumption of office, President Jonathan has shown through his words and deeds that he is a real democrat. Some people had misconstrued him as a weakling, not knowing that his spirit of tolerance is a rare attribute of a democrat. Those that walked out on the president and gave him conditions would not have attempted it if it were another president other than Jonathan”, he stated.
Madaki warned the ‘rebel group’ that PDP in the state will soon take a strong position on all elected office holders in the state who are working to destroy the party that built their political career.
“All elected representatives under the platform of PDP are once again advised to read the writings on the wall and distance themselves from deceit”, he said.
Chief Joel Madaki has maintained that the new PDP is on the path of perdition as people of conscience could not accept their conditions.
He said PDP is not a party for one man but unfortunately some people still see it as their fiefdom and feel that they can conjure all sorts of superfluous conditions to hijack the party which will be rejected by well meaning members of the party as the party belongs to all Nigerians.
“Some people are trying to give us superfluous conditions in order to hijack it. The party belongs to all Nigerians not one man or some group of people who think they can do as they wish. Therefore we cannot accept any mundane condition as the party is not the property of anyone and hence no one has the propriety to say return the party to him”.
In a reaction to Madaki’s position, the Chairman of Committee on Information in the House of Assembly, Adamu Kamale, said that Madaki lacks the constitutional powers to preside over the affairs of PDP, pointing out that he (Madaki) is yet to meet the party’s constitutional requirement of new members and returnees into the party.