A special meeting of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders was held at the Presidential Villa Wednesday. The meeting began immediately after the Federal Executive Council meeting and was presided over by president Goodluck Jonathan.
A source at Presidential Villa Abuja who does not want his name mentioned said the leadership of the ruling party were unhappy with the conduct of most Federal Ministers whom he described, “Carry themselves as persons superior to the PDP, who as a matter of fact were appointed based on their party recommendation but now pride themselves as technocrats who have nothing to do with partisan politics”.
Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Leadership of the party at the Wadata office before going to the Villa agreed that “Ministers who continue to ignore or avoid donations and levy placed on them to support the activities of the party should forthwith tender their resignation letters as they are all beneficiaries of the state chapters of the part”.. The source tells NewsWireNGR exclusively..
The meeting attended by Vice President, chairman of the PDP and all the PDP executive, Senate President, Secretary to the Federal Government and all the Federal Ministers present persuaded the ministers who have intentions to vie for elections in 2015 to resign so that government can start looking for alternatives for them.
Another source who spoke on condition of anonymity said “The Chairman (Adamu Mu’azu) had called President Jonathan not to tolerate ministers who fail to support the party with kid gloves as the priority for the party from now henceforth should be the 2015 general elections and they should donate funds required to win the polls”.
“Most of the ministers continue to disregard their state chapters of the party, instead of working together with the states to strengthen the party they act like they got their appointments based on merits”, he continued. “Only someone like Okonjo-Iweala, the finance minister can pride herself as one who wasn’t recommended or did not have to lobby, but the rest of them did, so why are they not being supportive of the PDP”?.
The State governors that met with the President include Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, Liyel Imoke of Cross Rivers, Ibrahim Shema of Katsina, and Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe also agreed to ensure that the ministers do not only donate to the party’s emergence in 2015 in all their states but also work with the state chapters.
None of the governors spoke with reporters at the end of the meeting but our sources continue to keep us posted and more details will be made available to our readers.