As the crisis rocking the PDP continues to deepen,former Minister of Transport and Director-General of the Olabode George for national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, vowed today to confront some chieftains of the party, led by the Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose.
He accused the chieftains of preaching a generational change, which, he said, is aimed at ridding the party of old and experienced politicians.
“What these boys are doing now is a new problem for the PDP and which we are going to fight in greater proportion.
We will not leave PDP for them; they will leave the PDP for us. But we are going to fight them. It’s a monstrous problem,” he said.
The former minister who recalled that the failed convention was put together by those who saw themselves as young folks and were opposed to old and experienced politicians having anything to do with the PDP.
He went further by saying that
“They came with dangerous propaganda that there must be generational change. What do they mean by generational change? Ayo Fayose has been canvassing that all old people in PDP must be pushed aside.
“If they think, with their age, power, money and everything, they can triumph over us, they are wasting their time because no matter how great any young man is, he can’t be greater than the older man who has experience.
“No child must toy with experience, status and age. Any child that does that would be destroying himself.
“So we are waiting for them. We are prepared for war and God Almighty knows that they have already established the very basis for war in PDP and we will never allow miscreants, vagabonds to dominate our party and destroy our party,” Babatope submitted.