Those who have refused to caution and direct Jonathan when he is on the wrong path, but praise him to his face and stab him at the back are close to success.
The dirty politics that goes on in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is about to be taken to a higher level as the Party’s National Chairman is said to be very angry with the way his son is being treated by the government over the fuel subsidy scam.
A credible source told Olufamous.com that Bamangar Tukur “is not happy because he knows many other persons who corruptly enrich themselves within the Jonathan government are walking free but the government is making a public show of his own son, attracting insults to him”.
Also, suspicion and rage simmered in the Niger Delta region on Friday, following statements credited to the Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Sam Jaja, that President Goodluck Jonathan had committed blunders that required his impeachment.
Elders and activists from the oil rich Niger Delta region are furious that the PDP had tactically given the House of Representatives a backing to actualise its threat to impeach the president.
They were also suspicious that the national leaders of the party from the region might have been convinced to join the impeachment train.
Jaja had, while briefing journalists on behalf of the party’s National Working Committee last Thursday, said the PDP was aware that Jonathan had made some errors deserving of impeachment.
Jaja, who is from the same geopolitical zone with Jonathan, said: “It is not a fluke that they are not making any sense, it is not also a fluke that the President is making errors that require impeachment.”
Olufamous.com gathered that Ijaw elders and activists were of the opinion that the national leadership of the PDP wanted the president removed from office. The President of the Conference of Ethnic Nationalities of Niger Delta, Prof. Kimse Okoko, described Jaja’s comments as “a conspiracy theory” and asked him to name the impeachable offences that Jonathan had committed.
Prof. Okoko said: “Coming from someone from the Niger Delta, it is a conspiracy theory. Let him tell us what the impeachable errors are. Unless he says so it will be unfair for him to come up with this conspiracy theory. It is an irresponsible statement because he has not mentioned the errors.”
Okoko who was the former President of the Ijaw National Congress said he was only aware that the lawmakers threatened to impeach the president if he failed to ensure 100 per cent implementation of the budget.
“I consider that reason unacceptable because there is hardly any country in the world where budgets are implemented to the tune of 100 per cent, especially in our country where budgets are determined by the proceeds of the oil we sell. To expect 100 per cent performance from Jonathan is mischievous”, he said.
Also a Niger Delta activist and Spokesperson, Ijaw Republican Assembly, Ankio Briggs, described the position of the party as shocking and horrifying, adding that it was more frightening coming from Jaja, who is from the Niger Delta region.
“It can now be categorically said that not only are there agitators within the nation from a particular zone to destabilise Jonathan’s government, there are people even from the Niger Delta zone and this is very frightening,” she said.
Sources in Abuja told Olufamous.com that President Jonathan is aware of the grand conspiracy and he is also working with the likes of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Senate President David Mark and a few others to reach out to House of Reps Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, to counter the move.