Modu-Sheriff as Chairman Will Be Disastrous, Okupe Tells PDP
Ex presidential spokesman, Dr Doyin
Okupe, has said having Ali Modu-Sheriff as chairman will destroy the PDP.
According to him, “The argument that because the party is weak in
the north if the chairman is zoned to the north it
will strengthen the party in that zone is a puerile”
Okupe said electing the controversial Borno
politician would mean repeating the mistake the
party made in adopting Goodluck Jonathan as its
presidential candidate in 2015.
“When Awolowo was alive, there were great
politicians in the West, but he was of such stature
that if the ruling party then appointed one
national chairman per state in the west it would
have amounted to no political strength or gain
whatsoever.” He wrote
” It was this type of sentiment that led
to the zoning of the chairman of the NPN
(National Party of Nigeria) to chief Adisa Akinloye,
no doubt a political Juggernaut, but still could not
produce the desired result,” Okupe wrote.
“What we need to strengthen the PDP in the
north is, excellent and stellar performance of PDP
governors in the north and the south, diligent
and committed efforts by local party leadership
and passionate and courageous; genuine and
dutiful; engagement of the leadership of the party
at all levels with the grassroots in the zone.” he said
Okupe also reminded PDP leaders of the
failure of Adamu Mu'azu, who resigned as
chairman in May 2015 after presiding over the
party's biggest electoral disaster in history
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