Governor Gabriel Suswan of Benue State and and Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state were engaged in war of words yesterday over the ongoing crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Suswam, in reaction to the recent defection of five governors from the PDP to the APC said they were undisciplined men who lack integrity and principles.
Speaking with newsmen while declaring open the first PDP National Auditors Workshop in Makurdi, Suswam said that the ruling party would still prevail in the 2015 election irrespective of the defection of the five aggrieved governors.
He said, “If you win elections on the platform of a political party and enjoyed everything from the goodwill of the party and decide to leave, the truth is that the discipline, principles and integrity of such persons should be in question.
“There is no human organization that does not go through conflicts; but you don’t pull out of an organisation or party as a result of such, that is why I insist that what my colleagues did was just unfortunate.
“We should not make the mistake of under-rating the ability of PDP to win elections. Nobody should be deceived by the noise being made by the opposition, because they are no match to the PDP and they also have their internal problems.”
“No matter how small a group within the party is, their grumbles should be taken seriously,” he however, advised.
Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, in response described Suswam as a symbol of sycophancy and indiscipline who would not mind insulting anyone to prove his loyalty to President Goodluck Jonathan.
Speaking through his Director of Press, Ahmad Sajo, yesterday, Nyako, said, “Governor Suswam is the very embodiment of indiscipline and sycophancy. It’s unfortunate that he could insult his elders to prove his loyalty to the president. What integrity does he have when he failed in every national assignment given to him?
“A young man calling his elders undisciplined is unfortunate and a clear indication of the low level our leadership has descended to. He has done his hatchet job, let him go and claim his prize.”
Meanwhile, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, who was one of the original crusaders in the campaign against the mainstream PDP, yesterday, retraced his path to the party, saying he was determined to stay in the ruling party to make it work.
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