Kogites Mocks PDP’s Choice of a Non-Kogi Chairman for State Caretaker Committee, says FCT Political retiree as Chairman is a sign of failure ahead.
By Muhammad Amuda – Lokoja
_Former FCT Senator’s Appointment Sparks Intra-Party Criticism, Raising Concerns About PDP’s Trajectory_
Youth across the twenty one LGAs of Kogi State have taken the opportunity of selection of a non Kogite by People’s Democratic Party as its Chairman for the party’s steering Committee to criticize the party as tactless, empty and direction less over recent choice to appoint a non-Kogi member, former Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Philip Aduda who could not secure a return ticket to the Senate, as the chairman of its state caretaker committee. This decision comes in the wake of the expiration of the current executive members’ tenure. The APC has leveraged this move to question the PDP’s credibility and its commitment to the people of Kogi State.
The PDP’s selection of Senator Philip Aduda, who hails from outside Kogi, to lead the state caretaker committee has drawn considerable scrutiny from both political quarters and the general public. The youth has capitalized on the PDP’s assertion of being the saviors of Kogi State from APC governance, branding the move as “shameful” and “unpatriotic” for imposing a non-Kogi leader on its members.
A faction of PDP leaders has voiced their dissatisfaction in response to this appointment and has issued a stern ultimatum to the party’s leadership. They have vowed to leave the party unless corrective measures are taken to address what they perceive as an unfair situation. This development, termed as “a disaster within the party” by some, has stirred internal unrest and uncertainty within the PDP.
Anonymous interviews with several PDP members have revealed concerns about the party’s future course. Some members are apprehensive that the party’s prospects for the upcoming Kogi governorship election on November 11 have been compromised. They argue that the party’s willingness to bring in external leadership signals a worrisome trend where the party’s base could eventually shift from Lokoja, the state capital, to Abuja.
These interviewed members have speculated that those orchestrating this decision may be motivated by intentions to weaken the party, a notion they are unwilling to tolerate. They have indicated that they won’t merely stand on the sidelines, but will actively participate in potentially hastening the party’s decline if their concerns aren’t properly addressed.
As this situation evolves, the response of the PDP leadership and the subsequent actions they take will play a pivotal role in determining the extent of the impact on the party’s cohesiveness, stability, and its prospects in the impending elections.
21st August, 2023