By Lawrence Olaoye.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the recent verbal outburst of the former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and his resolve to dump the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) for it only confirmed its position that the opposition “is a party of bloodthirsty, religious and ethnic bigots averse to the unity of the country.”
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement yesterday also said “the revelation by the former minister that the APC has sympathies for insurgents further confirms PDP’s earlier position linking APC’s utterances to the spate of insurgency and sectarians violence in the country”.
“We have now been vindicated. The truth may be hidden for sometime but it has a way of expressing itself. The world can now see that we do not speak for nothing when we describe them in their true nature; a cult, a hypocritical lot, wolves in sheep skin, devils who, through their utterances, stoke the fires of violence by night only to wear messianic robes in the morning to shed crocodile tears for their victims.
“Nigerians are no longer at loss regarding who their real enemies are. They can now see why the APC feels no pain but seeks always to gain political capital out of the bombings and killings in our country. Having realized that they have been rejected by the people, they resorted to using dastardly means including promoting violence and falsehood to further their plot to destabilize the polity, balkanize the nation and truncate the democratic process, a scheme which has already failed”, the statement said.
The party noted that a lot of reasonable and respectable Nigerians still in the APC will soon join the PDP as they have now discovered that the agenda of the APC is to promote violence and the personal agenda of a few unpatriotic individuals.
Stating that it remains committed to the national interest, the PDP said its doors are wide open to all well-meaning Nigerians irrespective of religious, tribal, ethnic or regional affiliations.