by Segun Odeleye
On Friday, the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, was stormed by hundreds of activists under the aegis of Save Democracy Coalition (SDC). They protested the tense situation in Taraba state and urged President Goodluck Jonathan to prevail on the warring members of his party at loggerheads over the control of Taraba State to respect laid down provision of the law in the interest of peace and tranquility.
The group said that selfish individuals should not be allowed to hijack power in the state while using the ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai as a cover.
They carried placards with inscriptions like: “In Nigeria, we have 36 governors, not 37 governors at a time,” “Nigerians are watching, PDP is sleeping,” “We didn’t know Mrs. Suntai, we know Governor Suntai, but he is sick now,” “Save Nigeria, save democracy and rule of law,” and “Accident is not a disease, go back to the hospital and save our democracy.”
The national president of the group, Solomon Adodo, who later delivered a letter entitled: “Dangerous threats to Nigeria’s democracy in Taraba State and the need for your office to act fast” for onward transmission to President Jonathan, warned that the country’s democracy could be undermined if Taraba State is thrown into crises due to the power squabble among pro and anti-Suntai forces in the state.