7 May 2015

PDP Chairman, Adamu Mu`azu and Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose in war of words

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Alhaji Adamu Mu`azu and Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State Thursday took their brawl to cyberspace with each deriding the other over their different perspectives on the fate of the members of the National Working Committee, NWC of the party.

Governor Fayose had recently called for the resignation of Mu`azu as national chairman saying that it was inexcusable that President Goodluck Jonathan could have lost in Mu`azu’s home state of Bauchi with an incumbent PDP governor, minister of Federal Capital Territory and the national chairman.

Fayose had pressed on to say that he had evidence that Mu`azu was compromised as national chairman and worked for the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Thursday, Mu`azu responded on twitter saying: We hope it’s not the kind of evidence he once said he had that Buhari was dying?

Following that, Mu`azu tweeted, challenging Fayose to come out with the evidence “We challenge Governor Fayose to come out with the evidence that shows National Chairman worked for APC during the elections.”

He followed that with another tweet to buttress the support he gave to Fayose as a candidate, “The National chairman campaigned for Governor Fayose, defended him & was at his inauguration & will continue to support him & Ekiti people.”

Fayose whose twitter account handle had not been in use since April 29 responded within two hours deriding Mu`azu for taking to cyberspace to engage him.

“Disloyalty: A leader who takes to twitter to slight a party member but never did the same with or to the opponent. God sees our hearts.”

He was to follow up with a series of tweets.

“PDP will outlast many of us. The legacy of true politics is Service to the People, loyalty to one’s Team and a clear Conscience before God,” followed by “I appreciate the online community of PDP supporters and will always champion our collective cause for a better Nigeria under God.”

In a seeming rebuke to the national chairman for directing his missiles at him, Fayose in another tweet urged the national chairman thus, “Any strong words we have are reserved only for our opponents and only in political season. This is now the time to unite for PDP and Nigeria”

The tweet was against the background of claims that the presidency and associates of President Goodluck Jonathan were peeved by the refusal of Mu`azu to use strong words against the APC’s presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

Credit: Vanguard

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