Friday, 11 January 2013
PDP Crisis: President Jonathan Mediates Disagreements Between Different Groups And National Chairman
President Goodluck Jonathan spent the week consulting with varoius groups in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in a bid to make things right in the party
On Tuesday night he was at the botched elections of the Board of Trustees while on Wednesday afternoon he presided over the reconciliation meeting of the National Working Committee while on Thursday he met with PDP Governors
The central theme running through the meeting was resolving the internal wrangling which have threatened the strength of the party in recent times
In recent times the PDP has witnessed internal wrangling that have threatened the very fabrics of the party
On Tuesday, the height of the divisions were visible in the inability of the Board of Trustees to elect a new Chairman, something that was almost routine in the past
But party stalwarts continue to insist that the strength of the ruling party lies in its ability to always resolve differences amongst members when the y arose.
A critical element is the disagreements in the National Working committee which the President tried to resolve on Wednesday and which Party Chairman Bamanga Tukur said had been resolved.
Then there is the crisis in the Adamawa chapter of the PDP which has pitched the Governors of the party against the National Chairman
The Governors say they have no problem with the party but are coy about confirming whether their grouse with the national Chairman is over
Of course all the permutations are a signal that the race towards 2015 are heating up despite protestations of government that it is for now concentrating on delivering good governance rather than politicking