Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been an example of the order and constitutionality needed to sustain genuine democracy in Nigeria.
Atiku, who was PDP’s presidential candidate in the 2015 election, said this on his twitter handle (@atiku), in an apparent response to the crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He added that “I pray that the order, discipline and constitutionality, which we, as a party have exemplified, should guide institutions of our democracy, especially other political parties. Without law and order in a party, a party cannot provide law and order to Nigeria.”
However, another chieftain of the PDP and former Governor of Jigawa State Sule Lamido countered the former vice president, saying the PDP has lost the moral authority to make the claim being put forward by Atiku.
Lamido, who replied Atiku via his twitter handle (@Sule__lamido) said: “I think PDP has lost the MORAL AUTHORITY to make this claim. We only need to reflect on our individual roles to discover how hallow this claim is. Self-interrogation can bring out the character in us!”
Dateline Nigeria reports that both Atiku and Lamido are said to be nursing ambition to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.