It was gatherd that the Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has insisted that the Adamu Mu’azu-led National Working Committee of the party must be sacked for the party to bounce back.
Fani-Kayode said this in an interview with reporters in Abuja on Tuesday.
He explained that because of the enormous respect he had for President Goodluck Jonathan, he was restraining himself from exposing the shady deals allegedly committed by some members of the NWC.
The director alleged that NWC members engaged in a series of acts of sabotage to undermine the campaign council.
Attempts to get a reaction from the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, were unsuccessful.
Calls to his mobile telephone indicated that he was unavailable while a response to a text message sent to him was still being awaited as of the time of filing this report.
When contacted, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Abdullahi Jalo, referred newsmen to Metuh.
Fani-Kayode said, “We need a new leadership that is open, kind, fair-minded and accommodating and in order to achieve that, I must add my voice to that of a number of governors and other key stakeholders and leaders in our party, who have said the party’s National Working Committee must go.
“Sadly the NWC has become a cog in the wheel of progress. They (members) have much to learn from what the leadership of the Labour Party and the Liberal Democratic Party did in the U.K. just a couple of weeks ago when they resigned a few hours after losing the election to the conservatives.
“They resigned with honour and no one had to ask them to go or call for their resignation. They did the right and proper thing because they are well educated people, who have honour. Sadly, the NWC members lack both education and honour; otherwise, they would have resigned by now.”
He said he was adding his voice to that of Governors Aliyu Babaginda, Sule Lamido, Ayodele Fayose and that of the overwhelming majority of governors, party leaders and elders, who are calling on Mu’azu and others NWC members to resign “if the PDP is serious about forging party unity, restoring its fortunes, redeeming itself and winning any election in 2019.”