The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is going through a tough time.
The party held sway in the country between 1999 and 2015 and had boasted to cling to power for 60 years. But by the twist of fate, PDP’s dream was shattered by the All Progressives Congress (APC) victory in the 2015 general election.
After that shock, the PDP commenced the process of picking its pieces together and actually woke up such that its members who had hitherto left the party began to return back to it’s fold.
But the recent turn of events in the party is not only worrisome, but could spell doom.
How did the party get to this mess. Who is this Jonah in Ark that has troubled the Wadata Plaza? Is the end in sight?
But with the picture on ground, the end of this brouhaha rocking the umbrella party may not come. Who the gods want to kill they first make mad.
The uncompromising status of the dramatis personaes in this imbroglio have rather than provide a soft landing space instead constructed a weak bridge hanged over a big sea where the party will eventually sink.
The “war of the titans” could be traced to political agreements and disagreements before and after the presidential primary that produced Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the flagbearer.
Atiku from the northern part of the country had defeated other aspirants, including the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike and instead of choosing the later as his running mate, the Adamawa born politician and business magnate opted for the Governor of Delta state, Ifeanyi Okowa.
The party became fragmented with Wike leading some governors and other leaders to call for the resignation of the National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, who is also from the North. Wike camp sees no reason why the National Chairman and presidential candidate should come from the same area of the country.