Call for PDP Nat’l Chairman’s resignation ill-timed, inappropriate” – Senator Abba Moro


By Okechukwu Jombo

The senator representing Benue South Senatorial District and Senate Minority Leader, Comrade Abba Patrick Moro has described the call for resignation of PDP acting National Chairman, Amb Umar Lliya Damagum as ill-timed and inappropriate.

Senator Moro was reacting to the call for Amb. Damagum’s resignation by Member representing Ideato Federal Constituency in Imo State, Hon. Ugochinyere Ikenga who accused the National Chairman of working for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and his failure to call a National Executive Council (NEC) since he replaced Senator Iyorchia Ayu as the PDP National Chairman.

Senator Moro said the call was a personal opinion of Hon. Ugochinyere as it does not reflect the opinion of PDP federal lawmakers, especially PDP Senators. He said the call coming few days to the long-awaited and most anticipated NEC meeting of the party was a needless ruffling of feathers.

On the scheduled NEC meeting, Senator Moro said it would afford members of the NEC to ventilate their opinions on the goings on in the party. He said they were looking forward to a very robust discussion on the issues concerning the party and Nigeria in the meeting.

On the seat of the National Chairman of the party, the Senator said the issue was a very crucial one. He averred that there was no basis for anyone to suggest that the seat be thrown open or zoned to any other region apart from North Central.

He said PDP had a Constitution, the grand norm of its existence, which provides for two deputy Chairmen. He said where there’s vacancy, the deputy chairman of the zone where the embattled National Chairman comes from will act. He said he didn’t subscribe to any call for the seat to be thrown open or zoned to any region aside North Central.

He counseled that if the party must regain its lost glory and remain formidable as the biggest political party in Africa then NEC members must go into the next meeting with some level of circumspection so that the baby is not thrown away with the bath water.

Commenting on the APC government, Senator Moro said the strange bedfellows that seized power in 2015 seem not to know what to do with power. He said everything had gone haywire in the country. According to him, everything about governance in the country at the moment is wrong.

“Nigerians are hurting. The cost of living is so high that Nigerians cannot afford two-square meals in a day, even the reported appreciation of the naira against the dollar, which is a mind game being played on Nigerians by the APC government, has no impact on the prices of things in the market. Things are getting worse by the day and in the face of this grinding suffering, the government has gone ahead to increase electricity tariff. I think this is the height of insensitivity,” he lamented.