The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Youth Vanguard has raised alarm over plots by some fifth columnist to instigate campaign of calumny against the National Chairman, Dr. Adamu Mu’azu.
Reacting to a publication in an Abuja based newspaper by a group called National Democratic Frontiers; the Vanguard said the target of the sponsors of the faceless group “is to truncate the peace we presently enjoy in the Party with the emergence of our National Chairman, the Game Changer, Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu.”
The group, in a statement signed by its National Secretary, Amb Bala Aboki, said all the accusations against Mu’azu were baseless, biased, and unpatriotic.
The statement reads in part “The PDP National Youth Vanguard, which is by all standards the melting point of all PDP friendly and affiliated groups, has within the shortest possible time discovered that the National Democratic Frontiers is not in existence or recognized and not affiliated to the Youth Affairs Directorate of the Party. It is our understanding that the Youth Affairs Directorate of the party is charged with the responsibility of coordinating and registering of PDP affiliate groups and they did not have any record of this group – the National Democratic Frontiers.
“All right thinking PDP members and Nigerians in general will recall the state of the party before the emergence of the current Chairman, Mu’azu, who is now recognized by admirers as the Game Changer has steered the ship of the PDP in the direction where instead of the hurricane of defection from the PDP to other political parties, many PDP members have returned in their numbers and many are now joining the Party from the opposition political parties.
“Our victory in Ekiti State, in the South West is another milestone of the Game Changer in PDP. The South West which since 2011 has been the den of the opposition, the PDP made an inroad into the South West defeating an incumbent who had to congratulate our elected candidate, Ayo Fayose because of the overwhelming victory of the PDP in the State.
“The PDP today has regrouped and repositioned in Kano, Sokoto, Rivers, Adamawa and Kwara states where we lost to the opposition and is already taking over some of the states like Adamawa that will fully become a PDP state after the re-run gubernatorial election in October 2014.”
The PDP Youths said the faceless signatory of the anti-Mu’azu write up, “Abdul Kadir Makau and his co-travellers in their publication said that the National Chairman embezzled money meant for Osun gubernatorial election and we are constrained to ask them the following questions: when has it become the duty of the National Chairman to generate and save money for election? Is Adamu Mu’azu the chairman or secretary of the Omisore Campaign Organization?
“We wish to therefore state that from our findings, the sponsors of this amorphous group are some disgruntled elements that are aggrieved with the National Chairman because of his desire to open the party to all Nigerians therefore, they have resorted to this name calling and we, the members of the Youth Wing of the party wish to hereby advise these anti-democratic elements to desist from embarking on actions that are capable of reversing the gains of democratic governance in Nigeria.
“We also implore all patriotic citizens and indeed all law-abiding politicians in our party to seek lawful and globally acceptable means of promoting their political agenda and interest. Any means other than this will be staunchly rejected and opposed by the youth and all members of the PDP.