Barely 48 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announced the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as its candidate for 2023 presidential election, former aviation minister, Femi Fani- Kayode has taken the party to the dustbin.
According to him, the PDP made another mistake for giving its ticket to a man who ” that lost the 2019 election and promptly left the country for 3 long years for beautiful Dubai, abandoning all his followers and supporters to weather the Nigerian storm and waters.”
In a statement made available to Naija Gatekeeper News, the former PDP member wondered how Afenifere, PANDEM, Ohaeneze Ndigbo, the Middle Belt Forum and the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum now feel about their favoured child known as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The statement reads in part:
” They thought their PDP would produce a Southern candidate even if the APC failed to do so but now they know that the trust they bestowed on their arrant yet favoured child was misplaced.”
“This was a shocker to them.”
“And let me assure them that more shockers and surprises are coming.”
” I believe it is time that they start thinking differently and adopting a new approach in order to achieve their noble objectives of a fair, equitable and just Nigeria in which we are all equals regardless of ethnicity or faith.”
” Constantly supporting and relying on the PDP and hoping they will come to power to do something new, fix the problems and provide the solutions is an ill-placed illusion and dangerous delusion.”
” It simply cannot work.”
” I advise them to have a rethink and to realign.”
” In doing so they may well make a difference and achieve their noble objectives.”
Fani-Kayode alleges that PDP has turned its back to the south south zone of the nation.
” They turned their backs on the people of the South East who have given them more support than any other ethnic nationality in the country over the last 23 years.”
” They spurned the people of the Middle Belt who saw in them a hope of salvation and emancipation.”
” They rejected the people of the South South whose sons and daughters stood firmly behind them through thick and thin.”
” Finally they displayed their usual and utter contempt for the people of the South West who they have always regarded as nothing but the biblical “hewers of the wood and the drawers of the water” and the poor relatives of the party ever since President Olusegun Obasanjo left power in 2007.”
” Worse still they gave their ticket to a man who is the best of friends with Sheik Ahmad Gumi, the defender-in-chief of the terrorists of the North West, they gave it to a man who withdrew a public condemnation of the savage lynching of Miss Deborah Emmanuel in Sokoto and they gave it to a man that refused to condemn the brutal slaughter of a pregnant Fulani lady and her four children in Anambra.”
” They gave their ticket to a man that lost the 2019 election and promptly left the country for 3 long years for beautiful Dubai, abandoning all his followers and supporters to weather the Nigerian storm and waters.”