Ciroma said APC was making same mistakes PDP made
Senator Walid Jibrin, the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked the chairman of the party’s caretaker committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, to warn the party members in the Senate over an alleged threat to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
Jibrin warned his predecessor, Chief Tony Anenih, over his statement on the alleged impeachment threat against Buhari, The Nation reports.
He said Anenih’s warning was misplaced as there was no such threat from the PDP senators.
According to him, the statement by the Senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio, and other senators refuting the impeachment threat should be enough to put the matter to rest.
Speaking at a meeting of PDP BoT members in Abuja on Monday, July 25, Jibrin advised the elders and members of the party to be mindful of their utterances, particularly about issues relating to the polity.
He called on the PDP caucus in the National Assembly to stop focusing on individuals but rather play politics of issues.
Meanwhile, Mallam Adamu Ciroma, a former Minister of Finance, noted that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is already making the same mistakes made by the PDP.
The former minister, who hosted the BoT members in his Abuja residence said: “Just before the last elections and when we saw the trend of event, I warned members of the PDP to prepare themselves for whatever eventuality that may come.
“Today, PDP didn’t lose and APC didn’t win because APC has a lot to do. When you talk about politics you talk about PDP. When you talk about politics people, you talk about PDP as If APC does not exist. So far APC is not playing the right role.
“APC will make a lot of mistakes and PDP must be ready to put things right and all of you must be ready to contribute, participate and get involved for the interests of the ordinary Nigerians.”
He therefore, called on politicians to always pursue causes that could promote the political stability of the nation.
Those at the meeting included a former president of the Senate, Chief Adolphus Wabara; his erstwhile deputy, Ibrahim Mantu; and a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana.
Others were Jibrin, Senator Stella Omu, Taminu Turaki and Air Commodore Dan Suleiman (rtd), among others.