MEGA PARTY: BALARABE MUSA FAULTS ATIKU
Former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has faulted the statement credited to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar that he (Musa) frustrated the formation of a mega party, insisting that superior argument killed the formation of the proposed mega party.
According to the chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), 'what happened was that superior argument killed the mega party and not me as alleged by Atiku Abubakar.'
On what informed the former vice president's position, Musa said: 'Really, I was humbled myself. I am surprised myself. How can I an individual kill a whole idea?
'But I said from day one that the mega party idea will not succeed in the kitchen and with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2011 election and I made it quite clear. So, all you can say is that I have now been proved right.'
Speaking on Atiku's return to the PDP and the recent protest by leaders of the Adamawa State chapter of the PDP led by the state governor, Murtala Nyako, Senator Jubril Aminu and Senator Grace Folashade Bent, Musa said: 'I think the important issue as far as I am concerned is that he (Atiku), in a way, proved that the mega party idea would not work. And he proved that we who used superior argument to kill it are right. For instance, if the mega party had materialized and he abandoned it, that would have amounted to destroying him.'
Musa added' 'That is his own affair really. He can decide to go anywhere he wants. He was in the PDP. From there he went to the Action Congress (AC) so that he could be presidential candidate, and he was presidential candidate and the election was rigged. Now, he has gone back to the PDP. Maybe he will be offered a better chance of being president.'
Commenting on the controversy between former Governor James Ibori and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the CNPP leader said: 'The unfortunate thing is the court injunction because it means that the judiciary is not exercising enough care and caution in applying the law because it should not be easy for someone facing serious crisis to evade justice, because that is what appears to be the case.'