New PDP Chairman, Alhaji Baraje who took time to narrate the genesis of the PDP crisis, accused Tukur Bamanga of being dictatorial and destabilizing the party since he became chairman.
Baraje insisted that they have vowed to stop President Jonathan from seeking second term in 2015 which he described as “third term.”
“Before Bamanga Tukur, PDP was very stable and there we internal cohesion. In the next two weeks more governors will join us. We are not fighting for ourselves but for the sustainable of democracy. I don’t think the PDP can win election at any level now if we continue like this,” he said.
Some of the demands listed by Baraje include: The lifting of suspension of governor Ameachi, fresh national convention, all PDP governors be allowed to control their states’ party structures, recognise Ameachi as the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Adamawa State PDP executives loyal to governor Nyako be brought back, Bamanga Tukur be removed as chairman, strict adherence to the party’s constitution and no second term for president Jonathan.
He also blamed President Jonathan for the crisis because his alleged refusal to listen to the various complains raised against Tukur’s illegalities.
The G7 governors who were present include Murtala Nyako, Adamawa, Muazu Babangida Aliyu, Niger, Aliyu Wamako Sokoto, Abdulfah Ahmed, Kwara, Sule Lamido Jigawa, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Kano, Rotimi Ameachi Rivers.
Other members of the Baraje’s team include the National Secretary Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Deputy National Chairman Sam-Sam Jaja among others.