Ex-PDP Governors blast Jonathan; vow to scuttle second term ambition

…Castigate PDP for commending President on Boko Haram

By Faustinus Nwaorgu

State Governors who left the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
last year to form the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) before
finally merging with the All Progressives Congress (APC) have vowed to
abort the second term ambition of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“We have noted President Jonathan’s claim made last Thursday at the
National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP in the federal
capital, to the effect that PDP is not missing us, as well as his
boast that some of us cannot win even our wards during elections,” the
ex-PDP Governors said in a statement issued today in Port Harcourt by
former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct nPDP, Chief Eze
Chukwuemeka Eze.

The former PDP Governors described Jonathan’s claims as “both shocking
and ridiculous considering that he wouldn’t have been President today
if not for our sacrifices which ensured that he won both the PDP
Presidential Primaries and the 2011 presidential election.”

Eze cited Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of Rives State as an
example. “It is on record that Rivers State under Amaechi’s watch made
Jonathan’s presidency possible by delivering over two million votes in
his favour during the 2011 presidential polls. For the same Dr.
Jonathan to turn around, only three years down the line, to describe
Governor Amaechi as a political lightweight who cannot win his ward
speaks volumes about how ungrateful and uncharitable a man he is,”
Chief Eze said.

The former nPDP Spokesman berated PDP for commending and
congratulating President Jonathan on his handling of the security
challenges facing the country, including the Boko Haram insurgency. He
said: “By commending President Jonathan at a time when he has proved
to be completely overwhelmed by the security challenges confronting
Nigeria, PDP has demonstrated without any reasonable doubt that it has
lost its sense of value, which explains why it is celebrating a
clueless and spineless President who watched helplessly as insurgents
took away and has kept over 200 innocent schoolgirls, and who
continues to watch as Nigerians are slaughtered like chicken on a
daily basis. It is unfortunate that PDP should be commending a
sleeping, confused and misguided Presidency without showing any
sympathy for the wanton killing of innocent Nigerians by outlaws. PDP
should hide its ugly face in shame. Nigerians should get ready to oust
this ruthless party that has brought hardship and shame to our
country, come 2015.”

As for President Jonathan, Chief Eze told him “to prepare for a grand
political war come 2015 as the ex-PDP Governors, working in concert
with other democratic forces in APC, are battle-ready to send him and
his directionless PDP packing from the Presidential Villa in Abuja so
as to rescue Nigeria from the doom towards which Jonathan and PDP are
inevitably leading the country to.”

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