Abuja - Few days after the factional chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Tunji Shelle blamed former President Goodluck Jonathan for the party's defeat in the April 11 governorship election in the state, another chieftain of the party has attributed the party’s loss in the 2015 general elections to Jonathan.
The Acting Chairman of the party's Board of Trustees (BoT), Dr. Bello Mohammed, on Wednesday said the adoption of former President Goodluck Jonathan as the candidate of the party was the beginning of the end of the party, reports Sahara Reporters.
Mohammed in a statement issued in Abuja, lamented that the violation of the PDP’s zoning formula in 2011 was the genesis of the party’s crisis.
The statement which was signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Emeka Nwapa, Mohammed attributed the rapid decline in the fortunes of the party to the abrogation of its policy of rotation and zoning in 2011.
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Mohammed added that the problem was compounded with the adoption of Jonathan as the sole presidential candidate of the party in 2015.
Ironically, it was Mohammed, a former Defense Minister, who moved the motion for the adoption of Jonathan as the party's sole presidential candidate.
In moving the motion for Jonathan’s adoption at the meeting of the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC), Mohammed had said that there was no reason to change a winning formula, adding that Jonathan had performed well enough to deserve a second term.
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- News 24