The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state on Thursday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of igniting the crisis that has been rocking the party. The party claims that the ruling APC is backing Ali Modu Sheriff in order to create unending crisis in what they say is a desperate manner of politics to silence the opposition.
In a communique issued at the end of its stakeholders’ meeting in Akure, the state capital and attended by the former Deputy National Chairman (South), Bode George, the party said the APC had continued to fester on the crisis in the PDP.
The National Vice Chairman (South West), Eddy Olafeso, who read the communique said: “We condemn emphatically the desperate politics that the APC has continued to prosecute in the nation.
“Its penchant for undermining institutions, compromising elections and also the sponsorship of crisis in our party by clandestinely providing logistic support to the Sheriff group.”
“We also take due notice of the continuing perfidious and meddlesome activities of Sheriff and his band of fifth columnists, he said in the statement. “We condemn them for being willing tools in the hand of the APC, we however wish to assure them that history and posterity will be harsh on them for this infamy and betrayal.”as said by clement Faboyede, PDP Factional Chairman in Ondo state.
The party also reaffirmed its belief in the leadership of Ahmed Markafi as the national chairman of the party’s caretaker committee, saying that Ali Modu Sheriff was only being sponsored by the APC to cause distraction in the party.
The PDP urged members to stand firm and remain committed to actions that will reposition the party and return it to its glory.
The meeting was attended by the governorship candidate in the last election, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) and Southwest zonal secretary, Bunmi Jenyo.