The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last few months has been battling with internal wranglings, as gladiators have been engaging one another in battles of supremacy.
The wranglings reached its high point on August 31 when the party broke into two factions during its national special convention. While the convention was going on, some chieftains of the party walked out to announce the birth of a faction of the party known as New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP). The new faction which has Alhaji Abubakar Baraje as its national chairman and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as national secretary, consists of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and seven governors.
The governors are Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Muritala Nyako (Adamawa), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Aliyu Wamako (Sokoto), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers) and Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara). Since the breaking of the party into two factions lwith one led by Alhaji Bamangar Tukur and the other, Abubakar Kawu respectively, the battle for the leadership and structures of the party has been intense both physically and legally.
While the factions engage themselves in the battle of wit, peace moves were made by the presidency and the founding fathers of the party, but nothing positive seems to …
Source: National Mirror