For those hoping that the Crisis rocking the People Democratic Party, PDP may soon be over, may have their hope dash as the latest scenario playing out shows that the big umbrella has continued to get torn day by day without solution to it.
247Ureports.com learnt that just 48 hours after a peace meeting which was held in Ibadan the Oyo State Capital in a bid to reconcile the warring factions of the party in the South West Zone saw prominent party leaders which include ex- President Olusegun Obasanjo, and others walked out of the meeting, like situation took place in Port Harcourt the Rivers State capital on Sunday when the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, alongside his Delta State counterpart Emmanuel Uduaghan and other party leaders walked out on the Party’s National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, in a similar meeting just like the one that took place in Ibadan in order to also reconcile the opposing groups within the party in the South- South Zone.
It was gathered by our reporter that the meeting which was termed a special zonal executive meeting with the members of the National Working Committee of the party, was held at the Civic Center situated along Moscow road in Port Harcourt, was moving fine until the newly Chairman of the PDP governors Forum, Godswill Akpabio began his speech meant to address the gathering at the meeting.
As soon as he began his speech, it was learnt that he caught the anger of the people at the meeting when he called some of the leaders of the party present in the meeting hungry people.
At that moment, a clearly furious Governors Amaechi and Uduaghan stood up and left the meeting as other people joined. It will be recalled that before the crisis came up, the trio of Amaechi, Uduaghan and Senate Leader, Ndoma Egba had all given their address at the meeting, all singing the same song that that party should struggle to put its house in order.
However, soon after Governor Uduagha made his speech, that Governor Akpabio took over as he started on an awkward way he asked the party leaders from Delta State; “Well, my brother Delta state governor said you are hungry; are you hungry?” The crowd again replied by chorusing “Yes.” He thereafter said:” So, I will give the state chairmen from the six states N1million for Mr. Biggs right now. All the state chairmen should see me immediately after my remarks so that I drop N1million each for Mr. Biggs, so that PDP can chart the course for empowerment.”
Before he could continue, what is believed to be mockery comments, Amaechi, Uduaghan and other senior political office holders at the meeting stormed out in infuriation. All efforts by the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Bamaga Tukur to induce the gathering that Amaechi purely went out to see off Uduaghan fell on deaf ears as people started moving out in throngs.