The National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Adamu Mu’azu, has denied reports that he was walked out of a meeting by governors of the party at Akwa Ibom governors lodge in Asokoro.
Reports circulating in the media speculated that Muazu was evicted from a governors forum meeting by angry governors who accused him of betraying the party at the just concluded presidential elections.
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Reacting to these reports, the party chairman on Wednesday, April 29 said nothing of such nature occurred.
However, the dismal outing of the PDP in the 2015 general elections has seen Mu’azu lose popularity among several PDP bigwigs.
The plot to unseat him has thickened as he has been blamed for the inability of the party to do well at the polls in the north in particular and the nation in general.
But the spokesman of the national chairman, Tony Amadi, told Leadership that Mu’azu was not bundled out of the meeting.
He said “If they said he was bundled out of the meeting where was his security details? If they attempt to bundle out the chairman there would have been a shoot out between the security details of Mu’azu and the governors and nobody wants that. Don’t forget you are talking about a former governor and a national chairman of a political party.
“What we are doing in the party now is how to restrategise and bounce back.”
He further lambasted those calling for Mu’azu to resign, noting that most of them failed to deliver their states at the polls.
“Those calling for him to go how many of them won their states. The issues is that as the party lost they are blaming somebody but they tried to hijack the party in their states and could not deliver as they should.”
He added that the national chairman will not resign his position noting that the party under Mu’azu’s leadership intends to stop a trend where national party chairmen are remained on a whim.
“This party is not changing national chairman. A bane of this party has been the way it changes it chairmen. In the last six years the party has not had chairmen who served for more than two years.”
Indications have also emerged that Mu’azu is expected to be replaced by an outgoing governor from the Southsouth region of the country, which could occur on or before May 29.