Oladimaeji Fabiyi, a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and a former aspirant for the position of PDP National Secretary has hinted that the newly registered Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) will not pose any problem politically, either for the PDP or anyother come 2015.
Events have been unfolding in the political terrain of the country with the registration of new political parties with a view to shake off power from the PDP.
Reacting to the registration of these political parties with a focus on PDM especially, (Peoples Democratic Movement) Mr. Fabiyi who was a guest on Sunrise Daily stated further that the PDM is not a new name as it has been in operation for quite a while now.
He said PDM can be credited to be one of the forces behind the evolution of PDP, appreciating the electoral commission, INEC for thinking it wise to register new parties “As it will widen the horizon of Nigeria’s political landscape in pursuit of excellent political and democratic systems”.
Atiku And PDM
On the issue of Atiku abstaining himself from the PDM, Fabiyi reacted, saying that the former Vice President of Nigeria cant distance himself from the new party even though he is not directly involved in its running, as he was once at the helm of affairs of the party after the death of Yar’Adua.
“Atiku really cannot dissociate himself from PDM, am not talking in terms of being the one who is floating the party now, but because you will agree with me now, that he was a very strong member of that group at that time, before 1999, you will recall that PDM is the political machinery of the former late Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua and a host of others.
So if he says people can decide to change political parties but he remains with PDP, then I believe him”.
It would be recalled that likes of Chief Anthony Anenih, Okadigbo, S.M Afolabi and a host of other notable political figures were key members of the PDM.
PDP/APC Power Tussle
Fabiyi on the merger of parties now called APC (All Progressives Congress), said there is space for everyone in the political arena but what matters are the agenda and the ideology which he says the APC does not possess, and that in a few months, it will be known if the APC has the political strength to achieve their aim of power control.
The unexpected merger of other opposition parties against the ruling party the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) is something that has thrown the political scene into suspense, as the APC has stated in clear terms, that they are out to wrest power from the PDP come 2015.
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