By Kenneth Ehigiator
FORMER military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, Sunday, reviewed the crisis within the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, and urged the party to follow due process in all its dealings.
Against the backdrop of calls by some members of the party, under the aegis of PDP Reform Forum, for the National Chairman, Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, to be sacked, Babangida said it was the partyâ€™s only national convention that could remove a serving chairman from office.
IBB told newsmen in Lagos that inasmuch as party members reserved the right to associate and express themselves freely, PDP should lead by example by adhering to the rule of law rather than pandering to the whims of some members.
He argued that other parties will not enthrone internal democracy if PDP fails to do so.
He said: â€œPDP is a political party that works by the rule and PDP is a party that allows even rights to its members. They should allow internal defence, internal democracy and people to express their views and not behave like military. If the chairman has done anything wrong, the process must be followed and that is why it is called a political party.