The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Adamu Mu’azu, has run into troubled waters as concerned elders and chieftains of the party in Bauchi State have accused him of not doing enough to ensure President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election.
The elders and chieftains of the party in Mu’azu’s home state said they were reacting to the statement by the PDP national publicity secretary, Olisah Metuh, that the national chairman is committed to the re-election campaign efforts of the president.
But the elders rejected Metuh’s explanation, claiming that Mu’azu has his own secret agenda and advised the PDP spokesman to “stop defending the indefensible”.
The elders in a statement signed by one Alhaji Bibi Dogo, warned President Jonathan not to rely on Mu’azu to deliver the mandatory 25 percent to him in the forthcoming election, saying the national chairman has not done anything to empower stakeholders in the state.
He said: “There is also nothing concrete on ground to show Mua’zu’s personal commitment to the Jonathan re-election efforts. Attending Presidential campaign rallies organised by PDP presidential campaign organisation is not enough commitment from the national chairman of the party.
“In fact to govern a state for eight years under the same party is enough for Mu’azu to deliver Bauchi to Jonathan 100 percent, if actually Mu’azu is in control of the party in his state”, he stated.
“Metuh should come to Bauchi to carry out thorough investigation on the true character of Mu’azu before defending the indefensible, The truth of the matter is that since his emergence as the PDP national chairman, Mu’azu has not on his own convened a stakeholders forum in Bauchi State to convince the people on why it is incumbent to support Jonathan’s re-election”, he said.
However, a political associate of the embattled PDP chairman, Alhaji Sani Toro, in a swift reaction, denied the allegations.
“Mu’azu has met with stakeholders and whoever that matters in Bauchi twice and sought support for the re-election of Jonathan and other PDP candidates”, he said