PDP convention: Gov Fayose accuses APC of complicity in police barricade of venue
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 condoning 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
“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 embloden to challenge them,”
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
destablise 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.