2019: I Weep for PDP, Says Ekwueme

A former vice-president, Dr Alex Ekwueme, on Wednesday in Enugu said the hijack and conversion of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to a “private estate” by some individuals who lack knowledge of the underpinning principles behind the formation of the party was the major reason the party lost in the 2015 general election.

The Second Republic vice-president said he was always moved to tears each time he remembers the story of the PDP, especially how the party which was initially formed to be a mass movement for Nigerians had suddenly become a shadow of its old self.

Ekwueme, who received members of the party’s Strategy Review and Interparty Relations Committee led by Ambassador Aminu Wali at his Enugu residence, who came to hand over a copy of their report to him, said: “The hijackers who did not understand the principles behind the party’s formation deviated totally as imposition, impunity took centre stage while internal party democracy took flight.”

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