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Muazu, Fayose Still On War Path

Posted: May 10, 2015 at 10:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

All is not well in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Since the party lost the presidential election on March 28, there has been internal bickering among members of the party, especially those at the top of the ladder, with buck-passing and name-calling becoming the order of the day.

The latest war of words is between the National Chairman of party, Adamu Mu’azu, and Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.

Fayose seems bent on hanging the blame for the PDP’s failure on the Chairman and he triggered the exchange when he singled out Muazu as person behind President Goodluck Jonathan’s loss to the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. Fayose has called on Muazu to resign immediately.

On Tuesday, Fayose claimed that he had evidence that Mu’azu connived with the APC to ensure the defeat of Jonathan at the poll.

However, Muazu has challenged Favose to provide evidence to back his allegations.

Speaking on Twitter, Mu’azu claimed that it was the hate campaign spearheaded by Fayose against Buhari that cost Jonathan the Presidency: “Fayose said he has evidence that I, Mu’azu, worked for the APC. I hope it is not the kind of evidence he once said he had that Buhari was dying.”

Mu’azu said he repeatedly warned members of the PDP to run an issue-based campaign but overzealous supporters of Jonathan opted for hate campaign against Buhari.

Fayose was one of Buhari’s most vociferous attackers. He once claimed Buhari was too sick to rule and might die in office like former Heads of State Umaru Yar’Adua, Murtala Muhammed and Sani Abacha.

In his reaction, also on Twitter, Fayose berated Mu’azu for criticising him.

The governor said it was ironic that Mu’azu, who never attacked the APC during the campaigns, could be exchanging words with him on Twitter.

The fight is coming just three days after Jonathan called on PDP leaders to stop the blame game over his loss in order to re-position the party ahead of the 2019 elections.