PDP Crisis: Top Party Members Worked For APC – Fani-Kayode

PDP Crisis: Top Party Members Worked For APC – Fani-Kayode

By Seyi Peters | Staff Reporter on May 20, 2015
Obasanjo, Comment, Buhari, Femi Kayode, Nigeria
Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-kayode, who served as Director of Media and Publicity of the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Presidential campaign organisation, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 made a startling revelation alleging that there were some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) who betrayed the party and worked for the opposition in the last elections.

Speaking via a press conference, Fani-Kayode said President Goodluck Jonathan would have lost the presidential election by at least 10 million votes but for the intervention of his campaign team.

This was in reaction to recent accusations by the PDP’s  NWC that the electoral loss that befell the party at the 2015 elections was attributable to hate campaigns by the party`s campaign organisation.

“I do not want to rock the boat out of respect for our President and our party elders; otherwise I would say a lot more that will shock the nation and the party faithful.

“I have a whole file on it which we compiled during the campaign. Two members of the NWC specifically were actually working for the APC and were on their payroll,” he said.

Their job, he added, was to destroy the PDP fortunes, expose its secrets, create discord in its ranks and undermine the efforts of the campaign organisation in the media campaign.

“That is just one shocker and there are plenty more. The time to talk is not now. That time will come.

“You will be shocked by what we know about these people and their sordid efforts to stop Jonathan and betray their own party.

“The truth is that the NWC has to go and I add my voice to that of Governors Aliyu Babaginda, Sule Lamido, Ayodele Fayose and that of so many other people,” he said.

Fani-Kayode, in his statements described some members of the party’s NWC as “enemy within us.”

He described most members of the NWC as ignorant of party campaigns, adding that the campaign organisation “stood up for the party, fought for the President and did not betray the cause.”

While calling for the resignation of the NWC, Fani-Kayode also exonerated the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, and Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State of blame in the loss of the party.

He added that there was need for a change at the top if the PDP was serious about forging party unity.

“This is critical to restoring its fortunes, redeeming it and winning the election in 2019.”

Fani-Kayode, added that the PDP “must remain free of acrimony, united and focused”, stressing that they must “throw out the bad eggs in the NWC.

“In order to survive over the next four years as a party, we must make the necessary changes at the top; otherwise we will be utterly decimated.


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