By Charles Kumolu
PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, Patriotic Youth Front, PPYF, has commended Governor Kashim Shettima of Bornu State for not singling out PDP as the only party where internal democracy was lacking in Nigeria during his remarks at the Leadership Newspapers 2012 Annual Awards, recently.
It also praised Shettima for calling on all political parties, to see the need for internal democracy as an urgent task that must be accomplished.
PPYF’s National Coordinator, Dr. Kayode Olufemi, in a statement, regretted that most speakers from opposition parties blamed PDP for the absence of internal democracy in the polity.
He said: “We monitored how every opposition leader and those who had fallen out of favour made PDP a punching bag.
“We were, however, astonished and amazed when we listened to Governor Shettima’s keynote address and also read copies; we were surprised and note that he is a frank and sincere politician.”