A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Buruji Kashamu has faulted the call by the Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker Committee on members to seek alternative platform for their political aspirations.
Kashamu, who represents Ogun East in the Senate and a staunch member of the Ali Modu Sheriff camp, described Makarfi’s call as self-serving and disingenuous.
In a statement he circulated in Abuja on Thursday, Kashamu called on party faithful to ignore the call, saying Makarfi’s statement amounted to anti-party activity.
The statement said, “While it is true that a political party is an organization made up of people who voluntarily joined and could voluntarily exit, that call to decimate the PDP could come from those who seek to lead it leaves much to be desired.
“It is most reprehensible when it is realized that the call is coming from those who had benefitted so much from the PDP as governors, ministers and lawmakers.
“I dare say that their posture has not only shown their state of mind but it has also exposed them for who they are. It has shown that contrary to their claims, Senator Makarfi and his co-travellers never really had the interest of the PDP at heart.
“They have not conducted themselves as true party men. If they were true party men, they would never seek to throw away the baby with the bath water.
“There is no perfect relationship or organization anywhere. People, especially politicians, are bound to agree and disagree. We disagree, negotiate and build consensus”.