The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) is currently facing its worst crisis in over 12 years of reigning as the ruling party. However, despite the emergence of Abubakar Baraje-led faction, some members PDP members are sure that the ‘New PDP’ will be over soon.
Mr. Patrick Mba, a PDP chieftain and former special assistant to the Minister of Works, in his recent TV appearance said that the party is still in one piece as “we have only one PDP under Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.”
“A lot of people at the Eagle Square that day were not surprised because they’ve done it before; their doing it again for selfish reasons was not surprising to most of us,” the PDP chieftain said. Mr. Mba also assured that they would “definitely come back” to the main fold.
Mr. Mba further explained that the Baraje-led faction cannot overthrow the Tukur faction because they are the minority. The PDP chief recalled an example, when few Rivers State Assembly lawmakers claimed they had impeached the Speaker.
The PDP chieftain added that most of them [‘New PDP’] were laid off by the court because they were wrongly brought into the national working committee of the PDP and then walked out of the Special Convention “does not make them new PDP members”.
Mr. Mba also revealed that the exit of 6 top members of the party at the convention did not surprise them as some members of the new faction had left the party in the past but later came back.