PDP’s failure in 2015 poll diminished Nigeria – Ex envoy
A retired diplomat has regretted the failure of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to win the 2015 presidential elections, saying that it reduced Nigeria.
Dr. Orefo Nnamdi Onochie, a former member of the Delta State Think thank to the Nigeria Constitutional Conference in Abuja 2005, stated this while unveiling his book, “Treaties on Politics Economics and Good Governance” in Asaba.
According to him, if PDP had studiously persuaded and limited Goodluck Ebele Jonathan from running to be president in 2015, it would have saved Nigeria from the current woes it is facing.
The scholar submitted that if some true northern democrats in the cloaks of Kwankwaso, Aliyu Babangida, and others had emerged as the party’s presidential flag bearer, the APC as constituted would have been impossible and uncreatable because those who gave wings to President Muhammadu Buhari would have stayed back in the PDP and revamped it.
Onochie, regretted that by denying the Northerners that capacity to re-energise the PDP with a successor has led the country to economic brink.
He maintained that the end result is that policy failure persists and the corruption blame game continues and perpetuated.