- A former minister for works Adeseye Ogunlewe has disclosed why southwest lost out in the PDP chairmanship race
- Ogunlewe said the Yorubas are too full of themselves and they don’t have respect for leaders
- He maintained that every one of them believes that he is a leader in his own little corner
A former minister for works Adeseye Ogunlewe said the Yorubas lost out in the chairmanship race of the Peoples Democratic Party because they are arrogant.
Daily Sun reports that Ogunlewe said the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike owes nobody apology in the role he played.
The former minister said Yorubas are full of themselves, adding that it was arrogance that cost them the position.
According to him, ''Nobody should shed tears for southwest. PDP southwest PDP leaders deserved what they got. They were the architects of their own downfall.
''We are too full of ourselves. We don’t have respect for leaders. Everybody believes that he is a leader in his own little corner, and it is this arrogance and attitude that cost the Yoruba the PDP national chairmanship position.
''So, they were just there making noise, boasting and gallivanting all over the place when they actually knew that they were being used as spoilers.
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''We should stop blaming others for southwest woes, rather we should blame ourselves. Simply put, we didn’t put our house in order before the Abuja Convention.
''Wike and Secondus should not beg anybody in the southwest they owed nobody any apology. We were the cause of our own downfall at the convention.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the chairman of the national reconciliation committee of the PDP and Governor of Bayelsa state Seriake Dickson urged the party leaders and members to focus on regaining power in 2019.
Fidelis Soriwei, the special adviser on media relations to Dickson, said the governor made the call when he led members of reconciliation committee on a visit to the chairman of DAAR Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, in Abuja on Wednesday, December 14.
PDP Chieftain, Chief Chyna Iwuanyanwu speaks about the party's crisis - on NAIJ.com TV: