The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Rabiu Kwankwaso, the former governor of Kano state, to stop making comments capable of rubbishing political tranquility in the country.
The Punch reports that Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP national publicity secretary, cautioned the governor in a statement issued on June 16, Tuesday, in Abuja.
Metuh said that the party was shocked by Kwankwaso’s hate statement, in which he used offensive language on the PDP and its members in the National Assembly.
It would be recalled that the former governor had strongly criticised the election of Senator Ike Ekweremadu as the deputy senate president, adding that the President Muhammadu Buhari should expect problems from him.
In his statement Metuh noted that his party 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.”
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The secretary added that the PDP didn’t want “to join issues with politicians who grew their political profile in the party no matter where they are at the moment.” However, he stressed that Kwankwaso went too far in declaring the party dead.
“It was indecorous, mischievous and misleading for anybody to declare 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 dead.
“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 the PDP control of the National Assembly?” he wondered.
Meanwhile, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, a PDP member in the National Assembly, has also fired back at Kwankwaso, stressing that his party was ready to resist any attempt to unseat Senator Ike Ekweremadu, since he was duly and constitutionally elected.