A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a party of scammers, carpet-baggers, vote-procurers, petty thieves, pickpockets & yahoo-yahoo criminals.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain stated that the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, and its national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, are illegal and illegitimate.
Naija News reports that Fani-Kayode was reacting to a statement purportedly made by former Kogi West Senator Dino Melaye.
Dino Melaye, who is the spokesman of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council, was quoted to have said, “All the PDP Governors spent money at our party’s Convention to get Ayu elected as National Chairman.”
In a lengthy post on his Twitter account, Fani-Kayode said Melaye’s statement is a public confession of a criminal offense made by a senior figure within the PDP cabal that committed the said offense.
According to him, it means that Senator Ayu’s election was a product of corruption and criminality, and so was Waziri Atiku Abubakar’s as their party’s presidential flagbearer at a later convention conducted by him.
Fani-Kayode’s statement read: “A Nat. Chairman that is a product of corruption and that was elected as a consequence of financial inducements, monetary gifts and the illegal use of public funds cannot be deemed as being legitimate and neither can he conduct a legitimate convention for a presidential flagbearer.
“Ayu and his NWC, together with the PDPs Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, are illegal, illegitimate, bogus, fake and repugnant products of cash-induced and cash & carry elections which, according to Melaye, were funded with public funds provided by the PDP Governors.
“The entire leadership of PDP now stand accused and indicted by one of their own. It follows that they are nothing but a party of scammers, carpet-baggers, vote-procurers, petty thieves, pickpockets, and yahoo-yahoo criminals whose malevolent disposition & evil operations are shrouded in darkness and secrecy, who behave like Al Capone’s Cosa Nostra and who cannot be trusted with power.
“I call on the FG and the security agencies to invite Melaye to shed more light on how much each of the PDP Governors gave for Ayu’s “election,” and I call on them to arrest and prosecute Ayu and the NWC of the PDP for being accomplices to a criminal act, beneficiaries of the crime of corruption and accessories after the fact. I also call on INEC to nullify Ayu’s so-called election as National Chairman and to do same to that of Abubakar Atiku who was purportedly elected as the party’s flagbearer.
“The confession of Melaye, a leading member of the opposition PDP, who claims to have witnessed these corrupt events and practices during the course of Ayu’s election and who is the spokesman of Atiku’s PCO, has changed everything and taken the matter to a new level.
“Before, we only speculated about the rot, rodents, and filth that is in the PDP, but today we have been provided with the evidence that we need, thanks to Dino. By his confession alone, it is clear that they have fouled up the whole process, broken the law, and proved that they cannot be trusted with power. The individuals concerned must all be disqualified by INEC, and their last two party Conventions and everything that was done in both must be declared illegal, null, and void.
“Everyone involved in these illegal acts, subversion of the electoral process, violation of the electoral laws, and monstrous crimes, including Ayu, his entire NWC& their presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, must be barred from participating in any way in the coming elections or from running for public office as a consequence of their irresponsible acts and criminal activities and they must be arrested and prosecuted for their disgraceful and corrupt practices.No one is above the law. If you violate INEC’s rules, violate the provisions of the.
“Electoral Act, break the law, and indulge in criminal activities during the conduct of your party conventions, there will be consequences. If the security agencies do not act on this matter promptly then some of us will have no choice but to take this matter up in court because the actions of the PDP, according the spokesman of their PCO, have broken the laws of the land. Justice must be served.”
This article was originally published on Naija News
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Author: George Oshogwe Ogbolu