Prof. Jibril Aminu, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, has bemoaned the crisis in the Adamawa StateÂ chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, adding ”former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, is capitalising onÂ it and causing turmoil in the state.”
He, however, vowed to ensure that the crisis was resolved.
Aminu, who represents Adamawa Central Senatorial District, said this in Yola on Monday, while fielding questions from journalists.
He said â€œthere is crisis in the party in the state which has to be resolved.
â€œThe party is so large and therefore, opposition has emerged within the party which Medan Teneke Umar Ardo and a host of others are angry and have now formed factions.
â€œThat is why former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, one of the founders of the party, is capitalising on it and causing turmoil in the state. Whenever there is any problem in the party, you meet and talk it out and reach a resolution, but that has been neglected,â€ he added.
The Senator blamed the crisis in the state over lack of forum by the party officials, where stakeholders could sit and discuss issues and mend fences.
â€œI cannot remember when last the stakeholders of the party met to discuss issues affecting the party in the state.
â€œHowever, I will not hesitate to use my precious time to ensure that all grey areas are resolved before the 2011 elections.â€
Aminu, who is the partyâ€™s linkman that brought Gov. Murtala Nyako into power, reiterated that â€œI will ensure that a meeting is convened to resolve the issues.â€