PDP cautions Kwankwaso on Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned former Kano State governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, against what the party described as “incendiary utterances capable of destabilising the National Assembly and rubbishing the prevailing political tranquility in the country.”

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Tuesday said the party was particularly shocked by the “hate statement” from Senator Kwankwaso wherein he used offensive language on the PDP and its members in the National Assembly.

Kwankwanso had criticised the way and manner Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu emerged President of the Senate and Deputy President respectively through a contrived process on June 9.

The process shut out no fewer than 51 All Progressives Congress (APC) senators.

The PDP said it was taken aback by the “venom and bitterness” in the statement, especially coming from a former governor, an elected senator, a highly respected former member of the PDP, who also benefitted hugely from the party as minister and two-time state governor.

The party said it would have wished not to join issues with politicians who grew their political profile in the PDP no matter where they are at the moment, but regretted that Senator Kwankwaso went too far in declaring the party dead just because he is aggrieved that the Senate Presidency did not go his way.

The statement said it was “indecorous, mischievous and misleading” for anybody to declare dead a party with an enviable history as the PDP, with 14 state governors, 47 Senators and hundreds of members in the House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly.

It continued: “Where was Senator Kwankwaso when a party he claimed was dead defeated his choice candidate in the Senate? Was it a dead party that was able to do what according to Kwankwaso, no other party could do in the 16 years of PDP control of the National Assembly?

“Indeed, we found it very baffling that such unguarded statement came from a person who contested for the high office of the president of Nigeria.

“Statements from such personalities should be decorous, statesmanly and focused on the national interest instead of promoting acrimony and division in the polity. This unfortunate outburst is well below Senator Kwankwaso’s character and status and we urge him to desist from such.”

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