Former National chairman of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ahmad Adamu Muazu and immediate past Governor of Bauchi State were absent at the stakeholders meeting of the party held at Zaranda hotel over the weekend.
Both chieftains of the party in Bauchi were not around during the first stakeholders meeting which was attended by the former FCT Minister, Bala Muhammad, Senator Adamu Gumba, Senator Abdul Ningi, Senator Babayo Gamawa, former deputy Governor Abdulmalik Mahmud, as well as the state Executives of the party.
The state Party Chairman Alhaji Ibrahim , Yaro Yaro, said the meeting was aimed at putting to an end all factions, and also to preach to one another the gospel of unity in the political system within the state and the nation at large.
He said the party will constitute reconciliation and finance Committees that will carry out the responsibility of bringing all party members together to actualise their dream and assured that the meeting is to draw a road map towards repositioning the party and its members in the state.
In his remark the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, said politicians should not allow prolonged malice and animosity to interfere with political will among members. This he said would hinder the success of the party.
“Just because I lost the national chairmanship, I will not leave PDP because this is not my kind of politics. I have never said that I was leaving the PDP because I lost the seat of the national chairman, this is not the type of politics I’m doing “
He added that whoever feels that he has offended him, should forgive because this is politics, there is no room for institutionalized animosity. He therefore called on party members to ensure that all fences were mended in order to bring the party to its real upper status.
He also said that internal democracy should be the watchword for members in order to avoid further rancour and division in the party. This he maintained, would do more harm than good to the party’s political arena.
Also speaking Senator Abdul Ningi, said justice and equity should be done to all members, urging members to be self-disciplined in order to achieve a common set goal for the party.
“We all need to come back and make the party great again through collective efforts of ensuring that there is no more factions,’’ he said.
The Former deputy governor of Bauchi state Abdulmalik Mahmoud also challenge PDP stakeholders in the state to embrace internal democracy, regretting the abysmal failure of the PDP in 2015 elections and attributed same to lack of justice and internal democracy among members.