The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) as a party that is in dire need of redemption and called on the former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu to focus on salvaging his fast crumbling political empire instead of constantly commenting on issues affecting the PDP.
PDP Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh who was reacting to comments credited to the former governor on emergence of the PDP Governors Forum said Tinubu’s comments contradict Nigeria’s constitution which guarantees freedom of association.
“Since the inception of the current democratic dispensation, Governors have had several groups where they meet to aggregate their common interests. We have Governors of the ACN always meeting. We also have groups like the Northern Governors Forum, South-East Governors Forum, South-South Governors Forum and so on. What is the idea behind Tinubu’s attack on the PDPGF? It goes to show the absence of democratic tenets in him for him to attempt to prevent Nigerian citizens from associating with one another”, he said, adding that Tinubu’s dictatorial tendencies and nepotistic disposition are responsible for what he called intractable crisis within the ACN.
“Senator Tinubu is the least qualified to question any meeting of like minds where decisions are taken based on sound debates and objective reasoning. He is used to ruling a small association on impulse where his word is law. He cannot therefore offer any useful advice on how a mega democratic association like the PDP should be organized”, he said.
Metuh further lambasted the ACN kingpin as someone who is perpetually embroiled in a crisis of relevance. “Bola Tinubu is always desperate to be in the public glare. This is the reason why he constantly pays his way to attend functions. Nigerians know the true worth of Tinubu and are not deceived by his warped arguments. His ACN is in dire need of redemption and he should concern himself with that rather than thread on unfamiliar grounds”
He said that no amount of attacks by the opposition will deter PDP governors from working together for the good of the nation.
“Let them continue blowing hot air while we concentrate on delivering quality service to the Nigerian people. Nigerians are no fools. They know where the protection of their future lies. The PDP remains committed to the building of the Nigeria of our dreams. The PDP Governors Forum is a significant organ in the realization of this dream and must be encouraged by all people of goodwill”, he said.