The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has reiterated that the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the party was being sponsored by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to sustain the party’s quest for a one-party state in Nigeria.
Ekiti PDP alleged that “Senator Sheriff and his cohorts’ receipt of $1 million from the APC to organise a convention and the open support of the group by some elements in the APC is enough to show where they belong.”
In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Jackson Adebayo said “Senator Sheriff group can best be described as APC Two while Chief Odigie Oyegun leads the APC One.”
The PDP said it was strange that people, who are laying claim to leadership of the PDP, the main opposition party in the country have not utter a word against the bad policies of the APC-led federal government.
Adebayo asked; “They are going about claiming that they love PDP and their actions are informed by their desire to strengthen the party. How do you strengthen an opposition party when you are more or less an ally of the ruling party?
“You rejoiced when PDP lost governorship elections in Ondo and Edo States, yet you are claiming to love the party, how sensible can that be?
“You are claiming that you want PDP to return to power in 2019, yet, you are planning a convention to be sponsored by the APC with as much as $1 million, how do you reconcile that?”
The PDP in Ekiti State challenged the Senator Sheriff group to tell Nigerians, especially supporters of the PDP what the end result of any convention sponsored with $1 million from the APC will be.