BY PETER DURU
MAKURDI — Elder statesman and one of the founding fathers of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Abu King Shuluwa has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to declare his intention over the 2015 elections to save the party from further crisis.
Shuluwa observed that the crisis bedevilling the party had direct links with the general perception that Jonathan would run for a second term in office.
He spoke to journalists, weekend, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, adding that “whether we like it or not, the exit of Alhaji Bamaga Tukur as the Chairman of the PDP will not reduce the crisis in the party.
”The man was just a sacrificial lamb; the fact is that he was just a victim of circumstance because he was not the problem of the party.
”The truth is that, Tukur as chairman was not the reason for the series of problems rocking the PDP today, but President Jonathan.
“It all stems from the fact that there is a general perception that he will run in the 2015 election and some people are not happy with the development.
”The moment Jonathan tells the people that he would not contest, calm will return to the party and the country. What we are witnessing is not the issue of Tukur, it is all about Jonathan, let him talk. He has not spoken but his body language clearly shows that he wants to contest.