The simmering tensions and blames amidst those who lost the recent presidential elections have refused to die down as National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has dared members threatening to factionalise the party.
Muazu disclosed this on Sunday, May 11, 2015 through his Special Adviser on Media, Tony Amadi.
He also vowed not to resign despite the threat of some members to factionalise the party claiming that the PDP would be buried if he resigns.
Reacting to the threats by some members to form a breakaway PDP faction should Mu’azu remain in office, Amadi said, “Let them go and form their parallel party and let us see where they are going to get their votes from.
“The only reason Mu’azu doesn’t want to resign is because if he does, those who want the PDP buried will succeed.”
Mu’azu also faulted Governor Fayose and other chieftains of the party calling for his resignation.
He asked: “Why are these people trying to create problems for themselves and the outgoing President? The President has said let us sheathe our swords; that is why we have not said anything for the past one week and we obeyed the President. He is our leader; why are they doing this?
“I thought that we have finished elections, we have got a President-elect and we are going to hand over to the President-elect. Why are they taking us back? Please, let them cool down, Mu’azu is not the problem.”
In a swift reaction to the Mu’azu’s assertion, Governor Fayose retorted: “The PDP cannot break under any circumstance.
“Secondly, Mu’azu as chairman or not, cannot and will not break the PDP.
“Mu’azu is not a force enough to break PDP.
“How can a man who cannot win his ward, local government and state say the PDP will be buried if he resigns?”