The President of the National Consolidation Group (NCG), Hon. Ajon Ugboho, has called on the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, to resign over the party’s disappointing performance in the 2015 general elections.
He disclosed that Mu’azu had never shown commitment to the success of the party and was involved in shoddy deals with the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ugboho also alleged that Mu’azu and the political adviser to the president, Prof. Rufai Alkali were the architects of the downfall of the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to Hon. Ugboho, Mu’azu didn’t carry every party stakeholder along in the activities of the party, adding that lack of internal democracy was the major cause of the party’s woeful outing in the 2015 general elections.
Hon. Ugboho also noted that three weeks after the presidential election, the national chairman, Adamu Mua’zu was yet to convene any meeting with members who contested the elections on the platform of the PDP in line with the party’s constitution, saying Mua’zu should resign forthwith.
He alleged that both Mu’azu and Alkali used the huge number of groups of supporters for President Jonathan to siphon billions of naira from him under the guise of mobilising the groups, but instead channelled same into their private pockets.
He said: “Adamu Mu’azu and Rufai Alkali connived to starve Jonathan support groups of funds up to the day of election.
“They ensured that the groups were rendered ineffective. While TAN was supported to make empty noise across the country on TV, radio and pages of newspapers, the real Jonathan support groups with strong grass-roots supporters were starved of funds. Without funds, how do you mobilise these people?
“Some of us contested the National Assembly elections and it is now three weeks after, Mu’azu is yet to call a meeting. And if he does not convene a meeting within the next one week, I, Hon. Ajon Ugboho will take him to court.
“I am the national coordinator of NCG; we were not given a dime by Alkali who is remote-controlled by Mu’azu. All the expenses that we made during the campaign and election were from our individual pockets.
“The duo just pocketed all the funds and watched Jonathan being voted out. They are lucky that President Goodluck Jonathan is meek and gentle.
“If the president does not probe or sack Mu’azu and Alkali, we will take them to court on account of strong evidence against them,” Hon. Ugboho said.