“How Can A Man Who Cannot Win His Ward Say PDP Will Die If He Resigns?” Fayose Upbraids Mua’zu Again
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has said that, “The PDP cannot break under any circumstance”
He was responding to the statement credited to the PDP, Adamu Muazu who siad on Sunday that the party will die if he resigns.
Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Tony Amadi, Mua;zu said he would not resign despite the threat of some members to form a faction of the party.
He said that the PDP would be buried if he succumbed to calls that he should resign.
Reacting to the threat by some members to form a PDP faction should he remain in office, Mu’azu said, “Let them go and form their parallel party and let us see where they are going to get their votes from.
“The only reason Mu’azu doesn’t want to resign is because if he does, those who want the PDP buried will succeed.”
The national chairman said he was not the problem of the PDP, adding that what should be uppermost in the minds of genuine party leaders should be how to rebuild it.
He said that he had remained committed to the cause of the PDP, whose member he had been since its formation in 1999.
He lashed out at Fayose and other chieftains of the party calling for his resignation.
Mu’azu asked, “Why are these people trying to create problems for themselves and the outgoing President? The President has said let us sheathe our swords; that is why we have not said anything for the past one week and we obeyed the President. He is our leader; why are they doing this?”
He wondered why some individuals were bent on heating up the polity with their conduct and utterances.
“I thought that we have finished elections, we have got a President-elect and we are going to hand over to the President-elect. Why are they taking us back? Please, let them cool down, Mu’azu is not the problem.”
But in a swift reaction, Fayose said, Mu’azu as chairman or not, the PDP cannot and will not break “PDP. Mu’azu is not a force enough to break PDP.”
Fayose said that Mu’azu did not have the clout to break the PDP, adding that if he (Mu’azu) ceased to be the chairman, the party would not die.
“How can a man who cannot win his ward, local government and state say the PDP will be buried if he resigns?” he asked.
The Ekiti State governor added that even if he (Fayose) left the PDP, the party would continue to exist.
He insisted that Mu’azu could not restructure the PDP, which he said needed restructuring.