Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost woefully at the 2015 general elections due to arrogance.
‘Party lost 2015 elections due to arrogance,’ Taraba Governor says
Ishaku also said that imposition of wrong candidates was another reason why the PDP lost its ruling party status.
He made the comments on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at the state government house in Jalingo while hosting the North East zonal officials of the PDP.
“I’m a victim of what I just said, the national headquarters kept opposing me even though I was a popular candidate in my state, some leaders think they can pick whoever they wanted and at a point I left Abuja and came to stay in Taraba I knew they were working against the wish of my people”
“Those who wanted to impose a candidate insisted that even if I contest I will fail but here in the state I was the most popular candidate. I was bastardized by some crowns who put themselves as PDP leaders without consulting the people at the grass root who are the electorates”
“Some of us saw it coming because the PDP leaders became arrogant after 16 years in power instead of consolidating on the gains of democracy the party leaders choose to make selfish decisions that was not in the best interest of Nigerians, I suffered the same thing and it was a bad experience” Ishaku stated.
“We must stand to defend the party against those who are in the party to make money, politics is about services to the people not avenue for making money, those who want to serve should be given a chance while those who are after money should be shown their way out of the party”
Ishaku also said that the PDP must change its constitution to favour all Nigerians who are willing to join politics in order to regain its leadership position.
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