By Ibidapo Balogun
The blame game over, the Peoples Democratic Party National Working Committee has set up a 16-man panel to probe the outcome of the recent election in which the party lost power at the centre.
The panel is headed by the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.
Announcing the panel’s terms of reference, the party’s National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, said the committee would probe the immediate and remote causes of the party’s dismal performance at the poll.
The panel will also probe allegation of compromises by some leaders of the party and how the fund realised by the party for the election was utilised.
Ekweremadu said the worst tragedy that may befall the PDP is not losing the election but inability to draw the appropriate lessons from its failure at the poll.
PDP top echelon had engaged in blame game over the loss of the March 28 presidential election by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The governors had earlier blamed the NWC headed by the party’s Chairman Adamu Mu’azu for the loss and called for Mu’azu’s resignation.
It was the turn of the party’s National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh on Monday to hit back at those asking the NWC members to resign.
He blamed the party’s Presidential Campaign Committee for the poor management of the campaigns.
He said the N4billion released to the campaign committee from the N7billion realised during the launch of President Jonathan’s campaign was not well managed.
Mu’azu had hit back at the presidency and the PDP governors calling on him to quit. He warned them against “the developing culture of using and dumping.”
He rejected any blame on him and NWC for the party’s defeat.