Shehu Sani, a former member of Congress, has criticised the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the way it has handled the party’s leadership vacuum.
Shehu drew parallels between the PDP’s handling of its leadership problem and the LP’s handling of its own crisis in a post he wrote on Saturday.
The social critic argued that if Labour Party member Lamidi Apapa had been a member of the PDP, the party would have been feeding him ice cream and caressing him.
He said that the PDP would have showered ice cream on Lamidi if he had been a member of the party.
According to BANKPAWA reporting, Lamidi Apapa and Julius Abure were engaged in a power struggle within the Labour Party until very recently.
The controversy began when Abure was abruptly removed as the party’s National Chairman.
Justice Hamza Muazu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) added a legal twist to the problem when he ordered the party’s chairman and three other members of the national executive to stop holding themselves out as officers of the party at the national level.
But recently, the Court of Appeal in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, affirmed Abure as the party’s national chairman, putting an end to the leadership dispute.
Rather, the PDP has been under existential threat ever since former Rivers governor Nyesom Wike and four other governors, including certain party leaders, actively worked against the party’s presidential nominee, Atiku Abubakar, both prior to and after the 2023 general election.
Wike has not yet renounced his membership in the PDP, but President Bola Tinubu has appointed him Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.