Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Doyin Okupe slams PDP Board of Trustees for poorly handling the current crisis in the party

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Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has slammed the members of the PDP Board of Trustee, for poorly handling the crisis rocking the party. Okupe accused the Board of taking sides in the crises instead of finding a lasting solution to the already flammable situation. Read what he wrote on his facebook page below;

Once again the Leadership of the PDP as represented by the highly esteemed members of the BOT have manifested an inexplicable and tragic error of judgement in handling the current crisis in the party.
This sad commentary from the BOT is a Florrie sign of the total absence of real politicians in our political framework. Politicians with deftness, sagacity, skillful capabilities have become rare in our parties and political institutions.
What we now have is a demoralising relic of the fake creations and impostors who have cornered the political arena in the last two decades. 

Politicians who cannot talk with each other or to the electorate. Politicians who do not negotiate or mediate. Politicians who must win and be on the winning side always. Politicians who will talk from both sides of their mouths and whose positions changes as frequently as the availability of financial sponsors for different reasons and rationale. Politicians who do not stand for anything. 

The BOT is the conscience of the party and the ultimate mediator in all internal squabbles. Now the same BOT publicly takes a stand with one side in a crisis clearly bereft of any solution. After two unsuccessful conventions, with members of the BOT fully participating in all and even as major contender for political offices, the bot chairman gleefully announces plans and venue of another convention without paying due attention to the insurmountable problems which caused the previous two to fail. 

The next two gubernatorial elections are few weeks away, and we have two candidates in each state, yet our leaders are comfortable taking sides. 

The more I look at this the more I am convinced that the boat being paddled by these our leaders is heading for the rocks. No wonder Chief Do-or-die and Bode George are singing to high heavens that The current National chairman, Senator Sheriff is the best thing that ever happened to PDP. 

I appeal to all ordinary men and women and people, like me who have devoted the last 16/17odd years to nurturing the PDP in various capacities and states to come together quickly, take our destinies in our hands and decide what we shall do with PDP. 

Our governors have failed us, our institutional leaders have failed us, our structures can no longer sustain us, but the Almighty God who was with this party at the beginning, before greed, arrogance, complacency, and political folly and carelessness derailed us, is still alive to lift us out of this self created political dungeon. 

Let all men who fear God, and of good will link up and team together for this salvage mission. Our people and followers deserve it and our nascent democracy need it. Our nation will prosper once again with this political platform.

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