The National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Olisa Metuh, has asked former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, to refrain from making utterances that portray the PDP negatively.
Metuh who stated this in a statement obtained by the Street Journal on Wednesday said such utterances were capable of destabilizing the National Assembly and rubbishing Nigeria’s prevailing political tranquility.
Kwankwaso had on Monday described the action of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, which had inadvertently culminated in the emergence of PDP and APC non-endorsed principal officers in the National Assembly as resurrecting a “dead” PDP.
Metuh took a swipe at Kwankwaso’s statement saying the PDP was particularly shocked by what he called a hate statement from Mr. Kwankwaso, who he said used offensive language on the PDP and its National Assembly members.
The statement said: “The PDP was taken aback by the venom and bitterness in the statement especially coming from a former governor, an elected senator, a highly respected former member of the PDP, who also benefitted hugely from the party as minister and two-time state governor.
“Senator Kwankwaso went too far in declaring the party dead just because he is aggrieved that the Senate Presidency did not go his way.
“It is indecorous, mischievous and misleading for anybody to declare a party with an enviable history as the PDP, with 14 state governors, 47 Senators and hundreds of members in the House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly dead.”
It said the PDP would have wished not to join issues with politicians who had grown their political profiles in the party no matter where they are at the moment, but regretted that Kwankwaso went too far by declaring PDP a dead party.