PDP Tackles ‘Dictatorial’ Buhari, Tinubu

buhari_tinubuThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the duo of former Head of State and leader of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and national leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Senator Bola Tinubu, to stop parading themselves as “saints and democrats” as Nigerians know their “dictatorial antecedents”.

The party said the two foremost opposition figures are well-known “despots”, who lack the moral justification for their saintly stance on Nigeria’s democracy.

“Buhari and Tinubu are united in dictatorship. It is on this pedestal that they are pursuing their merger to register the All Progressive Congress which manifesto betrays the fact that they have absolutely nothing to offer but desperate for power for their selfish gains” the ruling party said in a statement signed by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Tony Okeke, weekend.

The party lampooned Buhari for refusing to “change his dictatorial tendencies” by continuing to “impose himself as leader of any political party where he finds himself” and by using his “despotic powers to handpick candidates for elections”.

Mr. Okeke recalled that “In 2003, he forced John Nwodo Jr. and other presidential candidates in the then APP to step down for him leading to the famous ‘I weep for Nigeria’ statement by Nwodo. In 2003 Buhari imposed himself and failed. In 2007 and 2011 he imposed himself and failed. If he imposes himself and his lackey Tinubu or Tinubu’s wife as running-mate in 2015, he will also fail”.

It is not yet clear what caused the latest round of outburst from the PDP but it might not be unconnected with Tinubu’s statement last week condemning the role of the presidenct and the ruling party in the Rivers State political crisis.

The PDP further accused the CPC of basking in falsehoods with its recent castigation of Buhari’s former spokesman, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, who accused ACN governors in the Southwest of massive coruption.

The statement also described Mr. Tinubu as a man lacking in democratic credentials who should learn to advice himself before pouring “lame vituperations” on the PDP on issues of internal democracy.

“Tinubu has been going around making statements to portray himself as a hero of democracy from which imaginary pedestal he continues to vilify and accuse the PDP of working against Nigeria’s democracy,” PDP said.

“It is to say the least, rather pathetic that the opposition leader has failed to realize that Nigerians have since become fully aware of his double facedness as he has continued to exhibit crass dictatorship in the leadership of the ACN and states controlled by the ACN through which he has continued to syphon the resources of the states.

“It is on record that the so called democrat crowned himself the national leader of the ACN without recourse to appropriate democratic process. It is also on record that Tinubu forced the former Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, to leave the Senate, despite his enviable performance, only to replace him with his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, who has made no meaningful contribution since she got to the Senate more than two years ago thereby depriving the good people of Lagos State effective representation in the Senate.

“Nigerians have not forgotten how Tinubu recently imposed his daughter, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, who is not a full-time trader to replace his late mother, Abibatu Mogaji as President-General of the Association of Nigerian Market Women and Men.”

The PDP spokesman also accused Tinubu of installing his son in-law, Oyetunde Oladimeji Ojo, as a member of the House of Representatives (Ijero/Efon/Ekiti West in Ekiti State) while his daughter, Folashade, was imposed as President-General of Lagos Market men and women.

“It is still fresh in the minds of Nigerians that Tinubu recently tried to bar a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Bamidele Opeyemi from contesting the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State, a despotic act which was widely condemned across the country.

“Nigerians have not forgotten that the same man who now parades himself as a champion of democracy ran away at the heat of the military dictatorship, leaving the struggle for acclaimed statesmen such as Pa. Abraham Adesaya, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, Dr. Alex Ekwueme among others, just to return at the end of the struggle to wrangle his way to become Governor of Lagos State.”

10 Comments

  • I said b4 $ wil keep sayi it. Tinubu is tout ‘Agbero’ he never taste present sit in Jesus name. Nigerians shud wake up, this man is undemocratic.

  • Pls tell them o(selfish dictators)1km of Road=1B naira in SW,and all d state in SW are into road construction!hahaha-calculated corruption strategy.Who is Free ???GOD will deliver Nigeria.

  • We know all of them, purported champions of democracy. You forgot to mention Decree No. 2 of 1984, which Buhari promulgated. In as much as PDP has not done well, I keep saying that APC is a conspiracy to return power to the old bloc- North with a promise to reward South West later.

    • If wit d most least or no corrupt regime of GMB, u ve mouth 2 say buhari is corrupt,then u r more corrupt n d so called pdp is d most corrupt.coprophagy idiot.pls think wit ur head nt wit ur anus

  • Some people know the truth but failed to say it.how many states in PDP controlled states can be compared with ACN controlled states in terms of massive infrastructural development. Either by selective or elective what we need Ȋ̝̊̅§ a man who can deliver. What can Y̶̲̥̅̊o̶̲̥̅̊и̣̣̣̣̥‎​​ says on Buhari when he was PTF chairman he was adjudged the best for over the years what have gain from PDP long era in governance. Stop criticism and look at the achievement

  • Buhari & Tinubu are still better than Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. In fact you can’t compare them with GEJ who is aheartless pig

  • omo and adekunle come to lagos and see how tinubu make many people cry he used the name of state collet land include the house on it later covet it to the own (lekki, and eti osa people w tell you more about toll gate)

  • Thank you Mr.Parrot.What has Tinubu done badly that your leaders have not done double.Talk of corruption,dictation,imposition.Your leaders are worse.I am surprised at your attacks on Tinubu and Buhari.
    Is Jonathan not a product of dictatorship?Are your leaders Children not in the NASS.Are they not occupying position of power?The pot is calling the kettle black for cheap popularity.
    The truth is that Tinubu and Buhari with their faults are far better than your PDP leaders who lacks patriotism,honesty and people orientation.You will be exposing your party leaders to ridicule if you continue in foolish outburst.

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