Defections: Muazu's leadership Qualities at Work – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has attributed the current surge of

defections and the return of very influential Nigerians from the

opposition to the PDP, to the sterling leadership qualities of its new

National Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Adamu Muazu, a development the party

also said was an eloquent expression of the confidence Nigerians reposed

in the PDP, as the only sure vehicle for the sustenance of democracy.

A statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh

said the in-built capacity for self recovery, a founding factor of

resilience, which clearly separates the PDP from other political parties

in Nigeria has been successfully honed and tapped into by an astute

leadership leading to the current roaring of a once challenged political

behemoth .
“The opposition who neglected this and who out of shock has been

explaining this new development in the negative, is clearly reacting

to save a thoroughly bruised ego and instinct, where a premature

celebration of imaginary victory of the APC has been cut short.”

“Nigerians will recall that while being sworn-in, Alhaji Muazu pledged

his determined effort and total commitment to breaking all barriers to

peace and cohesion so as to halt the dwindling fortunes of the PDP. He

has pursued this with vigor, sincerity and open heart and the result is

manifest. ”
The statement further said the PDP was not surprised the APC membership

registration fell far below the mouthful claims and media hype with

which the exercise was orchestrated, as Nigerians refused to be

trapped, adding it was a sign post to the bitter fate awaiting the

party in the 2015 general elections.
“The fact is that Nigerians realized early enough that the APC is a

rudderless ship captained by political rabble rousers, in a mal-voyage

for the Bermuda. They have realized that the APC is an inoperable

coalition of strange bed fellows whose buoyant pedigree in tribalism and

bigotry will navigate the unity and the oneness of our people to the

rocks, ” the statement said.
Stating that the APC is now faced with the reality of its hollowness,

the ruling party said the opposition party displayed political

immaturity in handling its fantasized majority in the National Assembly

and the presumed control of states of Sokoto, Kano, Nasarawa, Kwara and

Imo where the people have now rejected them.
It therefore urged all Nigerians who were either deceived or forced

into the APC, to ignore the blackmail by its leadership, feel free to

exercise their fundamental rights and liberate themselves.

Positing that its membership strength will continue to soar, the PDP

assured that its doors were still open to all those willing to join the

fold of ” the only party committed to the interest of the people,

providing equal opportunities for all Nigerians to pursue and realize

their political aspirations.”