By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
AS Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members trade blames over its performance in the just-concluded general elections, Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba(SAN), has said it was impunity and sycophancy that caused the party’s defeat.
This came on the heels of the lamentation of Senator Suleiman Adokwe from Nasarawa State, who recently told journalists that the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan and PDP was an institutional conspiracy where some leaders of the party worked for the opposition.
The party will from May 29 be in the minority, as All Progressives Congress, APC, takes control the Federal Government in the in-coming administration.
Senator Ndoma-Egba, who was stopped from coming back to the Senate in the 8th assembly, said the unfortunate massive defeat of the party started from the December 2014 primaries, when the governors imposed their preferred, but unpopular candidates, on the party.
He said the development resulted in some of the members of the party looking for other party platforms to achieve their dreams without any corresponding influx into the party.
The Senate Leader made this disclosure in a lead paper, Majority and Minority Parties in the Legislature: Party Defection (cross carpeting in the legislature), delivered at the induction course for legislators-elect of the 8th National Assembly held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
He said: “Within the parties, especially the PDP, government is no longer of the people and of the people. It is now government of governors, by governors and for governors.
“This has resulted in brazen injustice and restricted the political space for many.”