Senator Buruji Kashamu, representing Ogun East, has alleged that Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, was disorganizing the party in the South West for the sake of his own presidential ambition in 2019.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, he accused the party boss of “illegally tinkering” with duly elected state excos in the zone with the intention of substituting them with persons sympathetic to his ambition.
He also alleged that Makarfi has cleared the way for Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state to impose a candidate from the South South as the party chairman during the forthcoming national convention of the party.
According to the lawmaker, the activities of the chairman was capable of creating an unending crisis in the leading opposition party.
Kashamu stayed: “The activities of Sen Makarfi have been everything to the contrary. He had been going about not even as an elected national chairman with full tenure but much more ridiculously like a sole administrator with timeless tenure under the disguise of solving one problem or the other.
“Sen Makarfi has allowed his egocentric presidential ambition to blindfold him. He has disorganised the south-west PDP for selfish manipulations with his cohorts, chief amongst whom is the uncultured and erratic Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose.
“As if the disorganisation of the south-west structures is not enough; Makarfi has clandestinely abdicated the leadership role of ensuring an acceptable micro-zoning, he left the national chairmanship hitherto conceded to the south-west for a free-for-all among the three southern zones.
“This is to complicate issues among the south and make Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike unfairly positioned to impose a National Chairman of his choice. The major South-South contestants, Prince Uche Secondus and High Chief Raymond Dokpesi are eminently qualified for the National Chairmanship of our party, except for the process and implications of a unilateral imposition.
“It is indeed, funny that Makarfi that has evidently shown lack of requisite capacity to be the National Chairman is dreaming of becoming the President of Nigeria. He is a bundle of betrayal even worse than Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.”
The party boss did not respond to a text message seeking his reaction.