May 23, 2018

PDP: 1 week, many headaches (SUN)

PDP: 1 week, many headaches (SUN)

There are periods in the life of an individual,  group or nation that come with so much headaches. For Nigeria’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the last week of March was one of such weeks.  From a blistering attack by the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled Federal Government to a blow below the belt by its own member, the week gave the opposition party so much to chew.

In a move akin to taking the fight straight to the enemy, the government launched a big onslaught against the PDP, accusing its members of looting the nation’s treasury dry.  While the PDP was still trying to contend with the allegations, one of its leaders and former deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, gave the party a blow below the belt, as he confessed to rigging elections for the party in the past. Read more

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