The PDP has called the national leader of the APC as desperate to re-launch himself into political relevance
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has dragged the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu over his latest attack on its Edo governorship candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The party in its statement issued on Tuesday called Tinubu a hypocrite who should leave Obaseki alone and focus on his political woes.
The Lagos state ex-governor had on Tuesday said Obaseki should not be re-elected as a democratic leader because he has allegedly exhibited traits of a dictator in his first tenure as governor of Edo state.
Reacting to this, the PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said it is very contradicting that the APC Chieftain, who has supposedly violated all tenets of democracy by attempting to arrogate to himself supremacy powers, lord over the people of Edo state and dictate their choice of leadership, could utter such a statement against Obaseki.
“It is indeed pathetic and derisory that Asiwaju is claiming to be the leader of all democrats in Nigeria, which obviously he is not, while at the same time violating the fundamental of democracy, which is allowing a people to freely chose their leaders without confrontations with lies, coercion, mudslinging, slanders and beguiling as exhibited in his amateur video.
“It smacks of unpardonable hypocrisy that an individual who claims to be a democrat will at the same time chose to sit in the comfort of his residence to insult the people of Edo state over their manifest choice of Governor Godwin Obaseki as their preferred leader, for another term of four years, due to his sterling democratic qualities and performance in office, the PDP Spokesman said.
The ruling party also noted that the wailings of Tinubu are only desperate plots to “re-launch himself into relevance’, which is the supposed reason why he (Tinubu), an acclaimed democrat is “campaigning alongside Adams Oshiomhole, self-confessed liar, who has been rejected by his kinsmen and suspended as national chairman of his party, all in the quest to install a stooge in office?
The PDP, therefore, warned Tinubu to steer clear of our candidates and desist from infantile attention-seeking in a political dispensation that has moved beyond unnecessary ego trips.
“Asiwaju must be reminded that Edo state is not part of his fiefdom and that the needless sanctimonious pomposity which he displayed in the broadcast will never sway the people,” the PDP cautioned.