In what appears a fresh opening of new frontiers in the internal wrangling of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) Femi Fani-Kayode on Tuesday took the war to the door steps of some members of the National Working Committee of the PDP describing them as traitors, ingrate and cowards not deserving of their offices.
Fani-Kayode, who spoke to journalists in Abuja in reaction to the post-election crisis within the PDP, specifically took on the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu and the National Publicity Secretary, Olise Metuh, saying they are a disgrace to democratic practice and political party organization.
He therefore urged PDP stakeholders to as a matter of urgency sack members of the party’s National Working Committee, adding however that the only eggs in the NWC are the deputy National Chairman, Uche Secundus, National Women Leader, Kema Chikwe, deputy National Publicity Secretary, Barrister Jalo, National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo and the National Youth Leader, who did their best and supported President Goodluck Jonathan.
Fani-Kayode further said: “We must remain free of acrimony, united and focused and we must throw out the bad eggs in the NWC and prepare for a long drawn out war of attrition with the new incoming government.
“In order to survive over the next four years as a party, we must make the necessary changes at the top, otherwise we will be utterly decimated. The present leadership of the party, particularly its information organs, have no chance of standing against an APC federal government because they are weak and they lack understanding and courage.
“They will be savaged beyond belief and torn apart if they try it because they do not have the stomach, the grit, the appetite or the wherewithal for a long drawn fight.
“They are simply incapable of defending the President and his legacies after he has left office and neither are the majority of them even ready to do so. Instead of focusing on their numerous inadequacies and trying to fix them, these very same people are hurling bricks at others.
“Instead of preparing to defend the party faithful and enhance the fortunes of the party members over the next four years, they are making childish and nonsensical allegations and alienating and upsetting many party leaders.
“They are indeed the enemy within. The truth is that their allegation is not only baseless, but it is also unadulterated rubbish and those who made them are nothing but ingrates, cowards and traitors who know nothing about politics, political campaigns, intellectual discourse or political engagement.
“They are simply trying to revise and re-write history in order to cover up their treachery, weaknesses and inadequacies. They are fueled by hate and envy and worse of all, right from the start, they had no interest in fighting for our leader and presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, or in ensuring that he
won the election.
“The lies, falsehood, innuendos and terrible stories that they are bandying around about us are just despicable and if they do not stop, they will divide the party and utterly destroy it. That is the sad and bitter truth.
“In playing this game blame and pointing fingers at others, they are biting off far more than they can chew. Instead of leading the party, these few individuals in the NWC were busy doing deals with the APC secretly. We in the PCO were not like others that were collecting monies from all the various PDP aspirants in the states and promising them the party’s nomination and ticket.
“This led to a lot of problems within the party because in the end they did not give those aspirants what they asked for and what they promised. Consequently, many of those aspirants rebelled and worked against us during the elections.