Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose have accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind Wednesday’s PDP botched National Convention in Port Harcourt.
The duo, who spoke in Port Harcourt, Rivers State after delegates to the convention unanimously agreed to extend the tenure of the caretaker committee by 12 months, said the ruling party is afraid that a virile opposition which PDP would provide, would expose its maladministration and failure to move the country forward.
“I witnessed what the police did early today (Wednesday) 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,” Fayose said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi.
The governor accused President Muhammadu Buhari of dictatorship, and wondered what was the business of APC in the internal affairs of PDP.
“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 embolden to challenge them,” the statement added.
Makarfi on his part, advised politicians to indulge only in activities that would protect the nation’s democracy.
According to him: “When politicians make the growth of democracy their concern, then, the nation’s democracy will begin to yield positive results.
“What we have is a situation where politicians are making efforts to destroy institutions of democracy for selfish interests.”