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Suswam reveals those working against PDP, insists on sanctions for Wike, Ortom, others

Former Benue governor, Gabriel Suswam, has blamed the political crises rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on what he described as subterranean forces.

According to him, these forces have rendered the PDP ineffective as a viable alternative opposition against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

In an interview with ChannelsTV on Wednesday, Senator Suswam lamented that the party has since after the 2023 general election failed to live up to expectations of Nigerians as a viable opposition.

Suswam blamed the current PDP leadership for the ineffective state of the largest opposition party in the country.

He maintained that unless there is an overhaul of its leadership, the party will “go nowhere” because the current leadership has lost focus.

“I think there are subterranean forces inferring in the party and they are determining what is going on in the party. And the leadership is acquiescing to it,” Suswam declared.

“Subterranean suggests that people are trying to control the party from the outside. They are controlling the party from the outside and they are keeping the party in a comatose state.”

Suswam regretted the inability of the PDP to resolve the fallout of the 2022 presidential primary election which saw a group of five governors work against the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential election.

He added that the inability of the Iliya Damagum-led leadership to discipline erring party members worsened the situation.

Suswam said it was wrong for the party not to have sanctioned the G-5 governors and their allies who openly declared that they would remain in the party and work against its interest.

“They were not sanctioned which made others become emboldened to act anyway they wanted. PDP has been weakened since then,” he said.

He said no serious organisation does that, stressing that, “A serious organisation would apply sanctions” based on the laid down rules as contained in its constitution.

He said no organisation would have allowed those who worked against its interest to remain within its fold without sanctions.

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