Jan. 30, 2014
Elder statesman and one of the pioneers of the crisis-ridden Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abu King Shuluwa has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to announce his second term ambition in order to save the ruling party and the country from further crisis.
Shuluwa observed that the crisis currently rocking the party had direct links with the general perception that Jonathan would run for a second term in office.
He told newsmen last weekend, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, that “whether we like it or not, the exit of Alhaji Bamaga Tukur as the Chairman of the PDP will not reduce the crisis in the party.
“The man was just a sacrificial lamb; the fact is that he was just a victim of circumstance because he was not the problem of the party.
“The truth is that, Tukur as chairman was not the reason for the series of problems rocking the PDP today, but President Jonathan.
“It all stems from the fact that there is a general perception that he will run in the 2015 election and some people are not happy with the development.
“The moment Jonathan tells the people that he would not contest, calm will return to the party and the country. What we are witnessing is not the issue of Tukur, it is all about Jonathan, let him talk. He has not spoken but his body language clearly shows that he wants to contest.