15 November 2012

Nigeria: Infighting Rocks Kogi PDP

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People Democratic Party's Idris Wada Cast his vote at Local Government in Kogi State

An internal party squabble has reared its head in the Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as party stalwarts alleged massive fraud against Governor Idris Wada administration.

In a statement jointly signed by several top members of the party in the state, the stalwarts called on President Goodluck Jonathan to quickly address what they described as the 'drift' being faced by the party under Wada.

The statement circulated by former governorship aspirant, Ojo Onukaba alleged that "It is now very clear to all that Captain Idris Wada - the man who was not even a card-carrying member of our party when he was imposed on us as governorship candidate in 2011- has absolutely no clue how to run a modern state.

"In nearly one year on the saddle, Wada cannot point to one tangible project executed by his administration beside a whitewashed roundabout in front of Government House, Lokoja."

But in a reaction, spokesman to the governor Jacob Edi said government will not join issues with the party members, saying "We are not interested in attacking their personalities but as elders of the state, one expects something better and more informed from them."

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