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Fayose accuses APC of fuelling crisis in PDP

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Armoured personnel carriers from the anti-terrorism squad from the police Base 3 in Rivers barricading the access to the Sharks Stadium, venue of the PDP national convention in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. PHOTO: NAN

Armoured personnel carriers from the anti-terrorism squad from the police Base 3 in Rivers barricading the access to the Sharks Stadium, venue of the PDP national convention in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. PHOTO: NAN

Ekiti State Governor. Mr Ayodele Fayose has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of fuelling the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in order to whittle down the influence of opposition in the country.

He said such a development would not, however, be in the interest of the country and Nigerians at large.

In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor was quoted as saying that a virile opposition was a vital ingredient for democracy and necessary to make democracy thrive.

Fayose, who could not attend the convention owing to the blockade of the road leading to the Old Presidential Lodge of the Rivers State government house where he was accommodated, said the cordoning off of the Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt by the police on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, had the input of the APC-led Federal Government, saying the police only acted the script written by the APC-led government.

“I witnessed what the police did early today in Port Harcourt, it is most unfortunate. It has shown that we are indeed in a perilous time in the country. The APC is desperate to kill opposition and silence others‎ because they are afraid that their inability to properly govern the country and tackle the challenges facing us as a nation would be exposed by a virile PDP.

“The Buhari government is dictatorial. There is tension everywhere.‎ All sectors are down and they are focusing on killing the opposition.‎ What business has APC with PDP internal matters?

“If they said they wanted to act on court orders, why didn’t they act on more than four orders that were in favour of the Markafi group?‎ They don’t have answers to the terrible situations in the country but they know that an organised PDP will be emboldened to challenge them,” he said.

The governor wondered what would have happened if the PDP acted like the APC and refused to hand over to the APC last year.

Fayose said it was unfortunate that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff had turned himself into an instrument in the hands of APC leaders to destabilise the PDP.

He appealed to PDP members from across the country who came to the convention not to feel discouraged, saying the truth would prevail in the long run.


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6 Comments
  • Datti

    Na this loud mouth and Wike go beg Sherif make he come be Chairman. Modu not fit make himself Chairman, na people make am, so enjoy wetin you bargained for

    • Ify Onabu

      And if you are invited to a party and your guest tells you the party is over, why must you not take your leave?

      • Victor Aikhionbare

        Fayose is that host that invited Sheriff. He can’t now turn around to cry wolf and blame others when his guest refuses to leave. Fayose is at the root of PDP woes.

  • The Realist

    Sheriff please do us a favor use your boko boy’s to shut this man up afterall bokos does not recognize immunity

  • larr

    Sheriff was accept to PDP with the promised that he will be well behaved but he failed to do so and he is kicked out. A criminal is always a criminal. Sheriff is a typical example.

  • daodu makanjuola

    What is Governor Fayose has to say, was he not part of the horses Ali modu rode into office, it is now crucifixion option that is left. P D P needs to sit down and make do all the necessary to enhance internal democracy.