Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has expressed fear over the “uncertain future” of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The Ondo state governor spoke at the zonal meeting of the PDP held in Akure, the Ondo state capital on Tuesday, July 12.
Mimiko based his fears on indiscipline among party members which has given rise to several court cases all over the country.
He said “There is no question about the fact that recent events within our party can challenge anybody no matter how strong hearted you are. Recent events in our party can set people asking; is this party really jinxed?
“One of those weaknesses is this demonic propensity to rush to the court for issues that can be settled within. I think the level of indiscipline in the PDP is the number one challenge we have.”
Comparing the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC), he said: “As divisive as APC is, in spite of all the different tendencies working themselves out in APC, I have not heard of their cases in court.
“But, PDP has endless cases in courts. That is the demon we must exorcise from PDP if this party must progress.”
He further stated: “Unless, let me repeat it, unless we exorcise this demonic tendency to rush to the court, this party will never find its feet: the future is jeopardised, the future will continue to be uncertain if each time anybody feels abused the next thing is to go to court.
“I think this is one area we must tackle as a party if we must move forward. That is the biggest threat and challenge we have as a party. Nobody should deceive himself, especially those who are not direct political practitioners, nobody should deceive himself that trouble in PDP will necessarily translate and remain as trouble within PDP alone. Ultimately, the PDP that is unsettled is a veritable origination of dictatorship in our land.”