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Why APC Wants PDP Dead – Fayose

Emmanuel Ani

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said the ruling All

Progressives Congress (APC) wants the‎ Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

dead because the APC does not want a virile opposition to challenge

its obnoxious policies and inability to tackle the problems

confronting the country.

Speaking in Port Harcourt on Wednesday on the sideline of the national

convention of the PDP, Fayose 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


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 to 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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