Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu of selling the party to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in the March 28 and April 11 general elections.
Speaking on Tuesday, Fayose said: “How do we explain the PDP losing so scandalously in Bauchi State, despite the presence of the National Chairman, Federal Capital Territory Minister and the state governor?
“I am even more particular about the National Chairman because he sold the party to the opposition. I have cogent evidences of his unholy alliance with the opposition before the elections and if they go any further, I will expose all his underhand deals.”
The governor also challenged the NWC to provide evidence of money released to him to prosecute the last elections, following allegations that he got N2billion.
He said: “Only N30 million was received for the last two elections and to the glory of the Almighty God and support of Ekiti people, we won all elections outright”
The governor insisted that his call for the dissolution of the Adamu Mu’azu-led National Working Committee (NWC) was in the overall interest of the party.
“I have no apology on my position on the NWC because their responsibility as party leaders does not take away their failure in the last general elections.
“In saner climes, when a war commander leads his troop to an embarrassing defeat, such commander does not need anyone to tell him that he needs to leave the war front for another commander to take over.”
While describing the attack on his person by the NWC as unfortunate, the governor said it was sad that the NWC members, especially the National Chairman were refusing to allow new people to manage the party after managing it into its first national electoral failure.
“Lastly, let me say it categorically that they can only attempt to destroy this party for the moment, not for ever. Sooner or later, they will all fade away and PDP will rise again,” he added.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose reiterated his commitment to the PDP, pointing out that if it remained only him in the party, he would continue to defend its cause.
“If it remains only me, I will continue to defend the cause of this party because some people are born to stand up at difficult times, and I believe I am one of such people born to stand up for the PDP at this difficult time,” he said.