Thursday, September 03, 2015

PDP chieftain says new party will emerge from PDP Janeth J  It still looks like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might crash any time soon.

A PDP stalwart and Osi Olubadan of Ibadan, Lekan
Balogun, has predicted that a new party would
emerge from the PDP ahead of the 2019 general
Balogun disclosed this on Thursday during the
monthly Guest Forum of Oodua Newspapers held at
Ijikodo, Ibadan.
He said, "I foresee a new party emerging out of the
fall of PDP from power after the 2015 elections when
the ruling All Progressives Congress took over.
"Some members of the party have gotten to a point
of no return and I think they could break away," he
The PDP, which came to power in 1999, ruled the
country for 16 years. Since it lost to the ruling party,
All Progressive Congress (APC) all has not been well
within the caucus of the party.
Balogun said that the party failed in its re-election bid
because its leadership refused to listen to the advice
of elders. He warned APC not to make the same
He said, "The fall of PDP in Oyo State and at the
federal level is dialetic. Former President Goodluck
Jonathan was good, but some of his ministers and
party men did not help matters."
Balogun claimed he predicted what happened to the
party. He said the extent of the damage to the party
was more obvious after the elections.
He also urged Nigerians to be patient with President
Muhammadu Buhari concerning the supposedly
lopsided appointments.
"Appointments are made based on principles of
intellect, character and national spread. President
Buhari is a very disciplined leader and I know he
would address the issue in subsequent
appointments," he said.
He called on the legislative and the executive to work together to promote good governance.
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