Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, against implicating utterances capable of destabilizing the National Assembly.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, against implicating utterances capable of destabilising the National Assembly and threatening Nigeria's unity.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Tuesday, June 16, said the party was particularly shocked by the hate statement from Kwankwaso wherein he used offensive language on the party and its members in the National Assembly.
This came as the South-east zonal caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) flayed the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, for claiming that his current position had guaranteed the zone a place in the APC-led government.
The PDP said it 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.
It said it was “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.
“Where was Kwankwaso when a party he claimed was dead defeated his choice candidate in the Senate? Was it a dead party that was able to do what according to Kwankwaso, no other party could do in the 16 years of PDP control of the National Assembly?
“Indeed, we found it very baffling that such unguarded statement came from a person who contested for the high office of the president of Nigeria.
“Statements from such personality should be decorous, statesmanly and focused on the national interest instead of promoting acrimony and division in the polity. This unfortunate outburst is well below Kwankwaso’s character and status, and we urge him to desist from such.”