Peoples Democratic Party chieftain in Lagos state, Otunba Segun Adewale has accused former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of being responsible for the crisis in the party.
According to Adewale, who’s the factional chairman of the Lagos PDP, the party has been split in two because of Atiku’s 2019 presidential ambition.
“These agents are working towards the nomination Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as our presidential flag bearer in the 2019 general election,” he said via a statement.
“They have resorted to cheap blackmail as it is becoming obvious that the efforts of Ali Modu Sheriff at frustrating every attempt to impose a non-party member as our presidential nominee is beginning to gain the attention of well-meaning members.
“If you x-ray recent activities in the party and comments of the Makarfi led illegal faction, it’s obvious who is working against the general interest of our party. Everything is about Abubakar Atiku’s ambition to be President in 2019. There is no point going through the back door as there is room within the party for every genuine member seeking elective office.
“It is unfortunate that it seems while Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is all about rebuilding PDP to a formidable opposition party that can stand against the current charade and political ineptitude of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), the other faction is busy negotiating a mega party deal with some aggrieved members of the ruling APC,” he added.
Atiku is currently a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).