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PDP outrage at alleged Kwankwaso offensive talk

17 June 2015, 09:10Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned former Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, against offensive utterances capable of destabilizing the National Assembly and rubbishing the prevailing political tranquility in the country.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said they were shocked by the alleged hate statement from Kwankwaso against the PDP and its members in the National Assembly.

“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,” PDP said.

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He said PDP would not join issues with politicians who grew their political profile in 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.

“It is 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 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?” Metuh asked.

- CAJ News


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