Ex-Minister says PDP worked against itself

Former Minister for Information, Labaran Maku has revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP worked against itself in the last general elections.

 

Former Minister for Information, Labaran Maku has revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP worked against itself in the last general elections.

Speaking with the Punch, Maku said, '...My former party, for reasons that are still unclear to me, sabotaged itself in several states to ensure that Jonathan did not win the election at the national level. I thought it was a part of a sabotage to cripple PDP from within so that it will not win the presidential election. It appeared that the national leadership of the PDP was working for the APC, especially with what happened in the primaries and in several states. In the general election, it was very clear that getting the party to win the election was not the goal. That is a matter for another day.'

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in Nasarawa State also revealed that he was frustrated out of the PDP to join APGA.

'I am in APGA because I was frustrated out of the Peoples Democratic Party. I was frustrated and denied the party’s governorship ticket after serving it for eight years and leading it to successfully defeat Tanko Al-Makura in the local government elections in 2013. We defeated Al-Makura in 11 of the 13 local governments when I was leading the PDP in Nasarawa State. We crushed him in his own local government. We defeated him in Obi, Akwanga, Nassarawa Eggon, Lafia and Kokona local government areas, which he claimed to have won. In Lafia, his own local government area, I defeated him flatly. But the results were cancelled and another one was rewritten. Also because of the frustrations in the PDP, people left with me to APGA. Today, APGA is the strongest party in Nasarawa State....' he disclosed.

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