Atiku Abubakar Adamawa PDP accuses ex-VP of hijacking party

Atiku Abubakar decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in 2015.

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The Adamawa state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahas accused former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar of hijacking the party.

This is contained in a petition written by a chieftain of the party in Adamawa, Dr. Umar Ardo.

Ardo also called on the PDP leadership to cancel the ward congress that was held in Adamawa state on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

He said “No election took place in Toungo, Ganye Mayo Belwa, Demsa, Numan, Shelleng, Yola North, Yola South, Mubi South, Michika and Madagali local government areas. “The Caretaker Committee members representing these LGAs simply sat in their rooms and drew up their list and submitted their names as elected executive members and they were admitted.

“It’s an open secret that the members of the committee connived and simply sat down and distributed the party offices among themselves.”

“There are also three disadvantages. We learnt that Atiku is coming back to the party with an ambition; an ambition to contest for the Presidency.

“Now that will be a source of conflict because there are others in the party who are also interested and they are nursing this ambition. There will be conflict among party members.

“Secondly, the deep pocket that Atiku has will not only serve that ambition; it will also deepen the conflict. The third disadvantage is that those foot soldiers will also serve the ambition and in the process deepen the conflict,” Ardo added.

Atiku’s reaction

Meanwhile, the former Vice-President has denied having any hand in the Adamawa state crisis.

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Speaking through his spokesman, Paul Ibe, Atiku said “It is ludicrous to accuse a man who is not a member of a party of having hijacked the party structure. Whoever is making this allegation has to look elsewhere for their failings.”

Atiku Abubakar decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in 2015.

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