“Ordinarily, we would have ignored this confused and frustrated governor who now swings on the brink of nervous collapse following his rejection by the people, but in the interest of the nation and our teeming supporters, we are persuaded to post this response, put the records straight and expose the real intentions of Governor Kwankwaso.
Speaking on behalf of the party at a press conference in Abuja today, the National Secretary of the party, Professor Wale Oladipo described as unfortunate Governor Kwankwanso’s reference to some governors in the PDP as vultures.
“It is very shocking that an elected governor could show his inability to manage his political failures and miscalculations by condescending so low to attack governors from a section of the country even to the extent of describing his own colleagues as ‘vultures’.
“This is indeed unfortunate and clearly shows him as an uncultured and ill-bred person completely unfit to govern at any level.”
He said the governor of Kano State, who is a former member of the party until he defected to the opposition party, All Progressives Congress, was wrong in pouring vituperations on President Goodluck Jonathan and governors elected on the platform of the ruling party.
Oladipo added that of particular note was Kwankwaso’s direct attack on the Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum, who is also the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, and other governors who accompanied the President to the PDP unity rally in Kano recently.
He added that while the PDP recognized the inalienable right of citizens to hold opinions and identify with political platforms of their choice, he considered it very difficult to understand the type of bitterness that had taken hold of an elected person like Kwankwaso, who, he said, hugely benefitted from the PDP, having been twice elected governor on its platform in addition to being appointed minister.
He said with the attack, Kwankwaso had not only shown his aversion to the unity of the nation but also the agenda of his party, which he said was to attack well-meaning individuals and leaders as a means to cause confusion among Nigerians and destroy their oneness.