Speaking at the inauguration of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation in Abuja on Tuesday, Mu’azu advised President Goodluck Jonathan that the injustice must stop, Punch reports.
“Mr. President, I want you to discuss with your governors, senators, members of the House of Representatives and other elected officials.
We say that members of the PDP should not be used and dumped again. People leave the party because of lack of equity or injustice.
Monkey dey work, baboon dey chop. That must stop. This time round, monkey must work and monkey must eat.
A lot of people who left (our party) did so because of injustice in our party. The party is full of injustice.
The membership of the APC, LP, APGA and others are increasing because of this. All these members are from our party. We must find out what is wrong and correct it,” he said.
Mu’azu reportedly received a standing ovation after his speech.
In response, the president is said to have stated that there were issues arising from the PDP primaries. He urged members of the party to come together to resolve the issues, but also advised that people must acknowledge that there will always be losers.
President Jonathan also expressed optimism about the 2015 elections:
“Without doubt, the forthcoming elections will mark a critical point in our nation’s history. The eyes of the international community are focused on the transition that lies ahead of us; the fifth post-military rule general elections that will be conducted under a civilian dispensation in Nigeria.
The world is asking: will Nigeria get it right? My categorical response to that is: Yes, we must. And surely, we will. It is your duty to ensure that through your campaigns, and activities, this primary objective is not lost.
Our commitment to free, fair, credible, and violence-free elections remains unshaken. That should also be your own commitment as we go to the field to seek the people’s mandate once again,” he said.