Nde Wadak, a PDP Stalwart says Building a Strong and Virile Institution Remains the only Option for Progress.
By Lovina Yakubu
November 08, 2019.
A stalwart of the main opposition party in Plateau state, the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), Mr. Isaac Wadak has reiterated the need to build strong and virile institutions for progress and development of our country. Wadak said that was the motive in the minds of the founders of the PDP, which he said remained one of the largest political party in Africa.
The former PDP Senatorial Aspirant for Plateau Central Senatorial District said this in an exclusive chat with African Drum in Jos against the backdrop of leadership crisis that has engulfed the party in the State which he said has already been addressed and the party is making headway for bigger achievements. ” We have already crossed the red sea. We are not looking back. If a Pharaoh wants to chase us should know that the sea will consume him”, he said.
On the two different letters on the leadership issue in the state purportedly from the national Secretariat of the party, the stalwart said, ” I told you we already have a direction. There was a directive from the national Secretariat for Hon.
“TheophilusDakas Shan, (the vice Chairman North/Central zone) to over see the affairs of the party in the state but somewhere along the line, there was a disrespect to that directive and I believe that promoted the second letter which has put the issue to rest”.
On a particular letter from the Headquarters, Abuja recognizing Damishi Sango as the state Chairman who the letter is also said to have directed to make necessary arrangement for the party contingents for Bayelsa election, Wadak said, ” You see, it’s important that we always authenticate issues for purpose of clarity. The issue of the first letter to the best of my knowledge began and ended at the social media level. It has never been authenticated but the letter to the Dakas Shan Committee has been authenticated because the committee called a meeting of stakeholders and addressed them on the content of the letter. I am not aware of any other meeting called by any other person. Let me make one issue very clear by saying that there is an established party structures on ground. There is the CWC, there is the SEC. I have said before in different fora and would continue to say that we want to build strong institutions not individuals because institutions outlived individuals.
“The structure of the party gives directives to party members and says who and who are responsible for what. The working committee is the organ of the party that I listen to because it has the power and authority to make pronouncements as regard the development and process of the party. So, to me, anything that has been said but did not originate from the organ of the party is of no significance to me.
As I said earlier, our efforts should be geared toward building strong institutions not individuals. We must also learn to respect our constitution and laid down structures. Nobody should feel bigger than the constitution or the established structures. That is my take”.
The Plateau PDP chieftain’ s submission is coming on the heels of an emergency meeting of all party stakeholders from the state scheduled for 10am today at the National Secretariat, Abuja.
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