PDP crisis: Gov Mutfwang urges national leadership to learn from Plateau chapter

Gov Mutfwang addressing PDP stalwarts in Bauchi on Saturday

Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, had called on the national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to borrow a leaf from the Plateau State chapter of the party in order to resolve the prolonged bickerings within the party at the national level.

Mutfwang made this known during a retreat for elected officials of the party, held at the New Banquet Hall, Government House, Bauchi, while fielding questions from newsmen on how he resolved the crisis in the Plateau State chapter of the party.

The Governor, who leveraged on the Plateau experience that culminated in the overwhelming victory of the party at the just concluded Governorship election in the state, insisted that leaders must walk their talk and be level-headed in dealing with other party faithful.

Mutfwang who gave a step- by -step explanation on how the party was able to galvanize and build confidence on aggrieved members of the party  in Plateau State, said a lot was achieved through dialogue and sincerity of purpose.

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“What we did on the Plateau was that, we reached out to critical leaders within the party. We tried to break barriers which required a great deal of humility because some of those leaders where quite difficult.

“But we humbled ourselves, build bridges of peace, engaged in dialogue and most of the times, we got others involved in trying to make sure that everyone came on board. Of course, we didn’t have hundred percent success, some still remained recalcitrant but we maintained our focus and we were able to gather the rank and file of the party behind us as we went into the elections.

“There was alot of give and take and we must be willing to humble ourselves and walk the talk and put aside our egos; because the fight sometimes is all about ego, and if we are able to put aside our egos, we can get alot of milestones in this reconciliatory process.

“I urge the party to set up the machinery and identify leaders who will be able to have the level-headedness to lead the party to the discussion table”, he submitted.

Former Vice President and Presidential Candidate of the PDP in the 2023 General Elections, Alh. Atiku Abubakar preached peace and unity in the party.

Atiku sued for harmonious working relationship between the legislature and the Governors to build a formidable and united party.

Governor of Bauchi State, Sen. Bala  Mohammad, emerged the Chairman of the PDP Governor’s Forum and would be assisted by the Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara.

He described his emergence as an honour to him and the people of Bauchi and the North East, saying everything possible would be done to bring back the party to government.

A statement issued by Gyang Bere,

Special Assistant (Media) to

the Governor, said that all PDP Governors were in attendance with few representatives, while Senators-Elect for Plateau North, Simon Mwadkwon and Plateau South. Napoleon Bali were present at the retreat.

Members of of the House of Representatives present from Plateau included, Hon. Beni Lar, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, while House of Reps-members elect are Hon. Musa Agah, Hon. Ibrahim Peter Gyendeng, and Hon. Isaac Kwallu.

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