Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria
How it all started
The state of the nation prior to 1998 could well be described as near comatose. The human rights record of the military administration was appalling. The nation’s economy was on a steady slide to a disastrous perdition. There was near hopelessness and uncertainty. In the political terrain, the nation was served with strange concoctions that would have ultimately led to national suicide.
A party in Transition
In July 2005 Chief Audu Ogbeh with most members of the National Working Committee resigned from office in very controversial circumstances. This signalled the high point of grumblings and misgivings that characterized the PDP at that time. By this time, most founding members of the Party had either abandoned the party or have become key opposition figures against the Party. Most of them cited the overbearing influence of officials of the executive arm of government as the reason for their discontent. While the electoral fortune of the Party was on the ascendancy, its image and public perception suffered serious setbacks.See more