LEADERS of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the North-West geopolitical zone are said have prepared a list of the ‘sins’ of Vice-President Namadi Sambo which they will soon present to President Goodluck Jonathan.
Indications to this emerged following the anger among stakeholders in the zone in the aftermath of the visit to President Jonathan on Thursday.
Sources hinted Sunday Tribune that the leaders are of the view that Sambo was more of “a liability than a blessing to Jonathan” in his quest to get support in the North-West.
Although, the spokesman of North-West PDP leaders, former Acting National Chairman, Dr. Haliru Mohammed, had told President Jonathan during the solidarity visit, it was gathered that stakeholders in the zone gathered after the meeting and resolved to present a list of Sambo’s sins to the president to enable him get to the roots of the crisis in the zone.
One of the sins of the vice-president is what the leaders called his failure to carry the North along in the government. He is also being accused of staying aloof on the issue of Boko Haram and making it look like a Jonathan problem.
Another sin is what was called failure to be an active vice-president, thus, making the North go with the impression that the administration has left the zone behind.
“The vice-president has not played an active role in the Boko Hara crisis. It is unfortunate that he allowed the whole thing to look as if it is a Jonathan problem. His handlers allowed him to be aloof while the zone is yearning for leadership.
“He appeared unconcerned and he might not have raised a finger, if not that the crisis hit Kaduna State,” a source with insights into the document prepared by the party leaders said.
Another source, however, stated that the leaders are not only seeking Sambo’s ouster, but also insisting that President Jonathan gets an independent assessment of the situation in the North-West.
“The North-West seems left to wander and our people are of the view that if we have an active vice-president, the problems of insurgency would have been isolated. We want the president to find out the true situation. We want him to get to the root of the matter and we are already working on how to see him and give him a true picture of the North-West,” a source in the party said.
by Taiwo Adisa – Abuja