Why Ekwueme is weeping

It is this great national institution that has lately been reduced to near irrelevance, not even able to voice its positions on national issues.

Ekwueme blamed President

Olusegun Obasanjo for what happened to the PDP. Though it wasn’t reported, it is unimaginable that the former vice-president would have let it slip that Obasanjo was not even there when the G9 sowed the seed of the party. Not even when others came to join them to make it G18, or even when it reached G34 was Obasanjo present.


Whether Obasanjo as a person was wholly responsible for what happened to the PDP remains an issue for the jury, especially given the effectual role played by other political actors in that period. Many who lost out in the power game turned out to bellyache and curse Obasanjo for being an enemy of democracy including those who within their own conclaves destroyed the basic instincts of internal democracy.

Even the well respected Dr. Ekwueme is sometimes blamed for the anarchy that became the lot of the PDP in his state, Anambra. Those who have not heard his perspective of the role, if any, he played in the emergence of Dr. Chinwoke Mbadiniju as PDP governor say he was responsible for the disaster that the PDP became in Anambra.

Though he has publicly torn his membership card of the PDP, it would be a notorious space in history if Obasanjo refuses to let the world let the role played by the different actors in the sordid and sorry state of the PDP. Then, Ekwueme’s weeping would have been truly in vain.

Source: Vanguard