A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and member of the partyís Board of Trustees, Senator Bode Olajumoke, has accused two former
presidents, elected on the platform of the party, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan of laying the foundation of the festering crisis in the party, which is now threatening to destroy it.

He argued that their dictatorial tendencies and pursuit of personal ambitions were responsible for the crisis bedevilling the party.

Senator Olajumoke spoke of how the two former leaders destroyed the party by seeking to control its machinery, without regard to party rules and discipline, actions, he said, caused disenchantment among members.

He particularly said Jonathanís greed caused the PDPís defeat in 2015, stressing that the former president had no reason to seek reelection, having agreed to run for only a single term. In spite of the crisis in the PDP, Olajumoke said the ruling APC has not done any better, vowing that his party would bounce back. He also spoke on other national issues.

As a foundation member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, how do you feel about
the current crisis rocking the party?

I believe that PDP is still a formidable party, in spite of this crisis. It is still the most truly national party in outlook in the country. I strongly believe that we will soon get over the crisis and then refocus the party. We are hoping that in the new year, we will be able to chart a new course for the party. PDP has a strong and very enormous structure and thatís the advantage the party has over even APC. Almost half of the entire APC members
emigrated from PDP. PDP is bound to bounce back in due course.