The rift between the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu gets even more revealing as Ayodele Fayose, the Governor of Ekiti State on Monday, May 11, 2015 accused Mu’azu of holding a secret meeting with the Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu five days before the Ekiti state governorship election in 2014.
This comes on the heels of calls by Governor Fayose for Mu’azu to resign his office as the PDP Chairman due to the poor outing during the general elections, accusing the chairman of sabotaging the party and not being totally committed to the party during elections.
He made these fresh allegations during a TV programme with Channels TV titled ‘View From The Top’
Fayose stated “Shortly before my election, he was to see me and i waited for him in his house for about five hours and then he came out to say he was sorry and that we should give him space.
“He said the Yoruba people should give him some space because he was expecting someone who did not want to see any Yoruba man. I left his house but kept a tab on him.
“His house is like a ring road and I came back to find out who had come to see him and the person was Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. That is the truth.
“When i returned to his house, he told me that i should not be annoyed that it was Tinubu that came to visit him. I was worried because the Ekiti election was just five days away and i almost lost my breath.”
Furthermore, Governor Fayose Fayose stated that despite General Buhari’s massive northern support, the PDP should have been able to get more than 10 percent of the total votes cast in Bauchi state where Mu’azu hails from.
Fayose disclosed that even though Nigerian wanted change and so voted for Muhammadu Buhari, the reason why Buhari got majority of the collated votes in the North was due to the fact that the Northern citizens was aggrieved with President Goodluck Jonathan who is from the South emerging as President while the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua did not complete his tenure.
He mentioned his dismay with he fact that the PDP could not bag up to 10 percent of the total votes casted in Bauchi State despite the PDP having a sitting governor, a minister and the National Chairman as indigents of the state.
Governor Fayose was quoted as saying the day the presidential election held, the chairman was not in the country.
“On the day the names of our candidates were to be submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, our chairman was in Lagos, on his way to Singapore.
“I was with President Jonathan on that day and i told him to call him.
“The President did not know that Mu’azu was in Lagos on his way to Singapore.
“Even when he travelled recently, he said he had a problem with his left hand and wanted to travel abroad for treatment.
“However, he called some people and told them that he had deceived the President.
“You must be consistent in character,” he said.
Governor Fayose further stated on the talk show: “I am saying everything on camera; let him come out to deny these allegations.
“I dont want to be in a PDP where we have betrayers of all sorts.”
On his part, the PDP Chairman vehemently denied ever meeting Tinubu.
Mu’azu also advised Fayose to concentrate on governing his state and leave him alone.
Reacting to the allegations, Tony Amadi, Mu’azu’s Spokesman said: “I advise fayose to concentrate on raising the Internally Generated Revenue of Ekiti State so that he can pay workers’ salaries and deliver the dividends of democracy instead of dissipating his energy chasing shadows.
“Tinubu has never been to the chairman’s office. I dont know where he got that from,”he concluded.