Moves to reconcile Gbagi back to PDP, group demands apology
By Kelvin Ohoror
The alleged secret moves by some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reconcile Gbagi to the party have stirred up reactions as Social Movement for Good Governance demands an unreserved apology.
In a statement issued about the recent development, which was made known to newsmen, the chairman of the Social Movement for Good Governance, Prince Temienor Oghenekewve, repeatedly disclosed that Okowa and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must realize that besides rendering an unreserved apology to the Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, there is also need for the party to effect a productive reconciliation process for the party to survive their current turbulence.
According to him, there is crisis in virtually all the structures of the party from the state to the national level. Like divine retribution, the party had been badly enmeshed in internal conflicts since one of the founding members, Gbagi, left out of disdain as a result of the character exhibited by Governor Okowa.
“This is not unconnected to the fact that nobody in PDP, be it state or national, can hurt Gbagi and enjoy peace without divine retribution and today, the party is paying the price,” he said.
The group stated further that since the anti-democratic conduct of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa forced Gbagi out of the PDP Governorship race, peace, unity and strength which are tenets of attaining political heights have eluded the party.
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“Today, all evasive manoeuvring of Okowa and the PDP has resulted in an imminent collapse of the party at all levels, not to mention the recent threat by aggrieved members to dump the party if proactive measures are not taken.
“Possibly, Governor Okowa, who is the leader of the party in the state, did not envisage the crisis to nip it in the bud rather he added insult to injury by lurking and tricking Gbagi with the name of God and this, however, was difficult for Gbagi to come in terms with.
Though presently, with all religious leaders in the state backing him, Gbagi’s political relevance has enjoyed the blessings and endorsement of God, while the PDP’s, has come under wrath and punishment of God.
“We pray that God should not further punish those who orchestrated the betrayal of Deltans and also worked against the emergence of Gbagi, as whatever or whoever works against him, will end up in self-destruction.
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