By Chris Ochayi & James Uwem
ABUJAâ€”FOREMOSTÂ Â Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has asked the National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Vincent Ogbulafor to resign from office over his failure to restore normalcy in the party across the nation since he assumed office.
Chief Clark who stated this in Abuja attributed Ogbulaforâ€™s inability to mend fractures in the party to gross incompetence.”
The former Minister of Information and the Second Republic Senator noted that, Ogbulafor has destroyed the ideals of the founding fathers of the party and has eroded the popularity and confidence Nigerians had imposed on the party.
Clark who further said the activities of the leadership of the party has caused so much damage and disaffection within PDP as a party and is on the verge of destroying the entire democracy which Nigerian fought hard to get from the military.
According to him, â€œit is with a great sense of responsibility for the overall well being of the PDP that I call on Prince Vincent Ogbulafor to resign as the Chairman of the party.
For sometime now, I have watched with disappointment, frustration and embarrassment the activities of the leadership of the party, as it has completely jettisoned the aims and objectives of the 1998/99 founding fathers which is the propagation of democratic ideals in the Nigerian polityâ€, regretting, â€œbut this has been progressively eroded with timeâ€.
Citing states where intra-party crisis have remained unabated which include, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, Zamfara, Plateau and Adamawa as well as Ogun, Chief Clark challenged Ogbulafor why he has not been able to restore normalcy to crisis torn states.