Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"You're Ungrateful" - Presidency Attacks Rebel Governors

Hopes of early resolution of the lingering political crisis in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, dimmed, yesterday, as the Presidency slammed three of the seven rebel governors for being ungrateful to the party that sponsored them to their present positions.


The Political Adviser to the President, Mr. Ahmed Gulak, in a television programme monitored in Abuja, yesterday, castigated the governors of Sokoto, Niger and Adamawa states for fighting the same party that offered them opportunities to become governors from their unpopular parties.

Gulak, who absolved President Goodluck Jonathan of any blame in the unfolding intra-party feud, said the dissenting governors were not interested in making peace but pursuing personal political interest at the expense of the nation.

The presidential aide noted that some of the governors fighting the President and the leadership of PDP were ungrateful politicians, who owe the party absolute loyalty and eternal gratitude for making them what they are.

Gulak said: “Look at a governor like that of Sokoto, who was brought into the party as a governorship candidate after PDP candidate had emerged.

“Wamakko was an ANPP member but was handed the party ticket after our candidate, Muktar Shagari, had already emerged.

“Wamakko does not know how PDP was formed and he should be grateful to the founding fathers of the party and abide by its constitution because no party can excel without discipline.

“The same goes for the Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu.”

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