Sunday, 21 February 2016
PDP founder tafida dumps the party
Former Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK, Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, dumps the PDP
Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, the founder of the Peoples Democratic Party who led Goodluck Jonathan to victory in 2011, on February 20 quit the party, Sahara Reporters provides with reference to the BBC Hausa interview.
Tafida, also the former Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, explained PDP market in Nigeria’s politics was over, adding that the opposition party had lost respect. He further lamented over the manner of leadership in the PDP characterized by insults.
The official was quoted as saying:
“I have decided to leave PDP, and I will not join another party. I left because there is no focus, if a market is over, a responsible man should go home. Now the market is over. It was good in the past, but now it is the worst, with impunity and confusion.
“The party has been destroyed and reduced to nothing, and I have decided to dump the party. I don’t think our stay in the party is wise, because the people now abuse everyone, and no one will even listen to you.”
It is worth noting, however, that the PDP has just added another memorable date in its political record as David Mark was declared winner of Benue South senatorial rerun election. Mark polled a total of 84, 192 to defeat his challenger, Daniel Onjeh of the APC, who polled 71, 621 votes.