by Lekan Olanrewaju
We are only about two steps away before a full-blown catfight errupts between the PDP and the ACN. Both parties haven’t exactly been known to be particularly chummy, but the past few days has seen both sides spitting venom with very little, if any, caution.
The Action Congress of Nigeria in Oyo State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party of purporting what they described as “hyperactive falsehood.” This was in response to allegations by the PDP that the ACN had contributed N2 billion of state funds towards the 60th birthday celebrations of former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The PDP had called for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and governors of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Ekiti states over the alleged use of N2 billion of public funds towards Tinubu’s celebrations.
The PDP also fired back at the ACN for calling for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan over the renovation of a church in his hometown, describing the party as irresponsible.
“Only a party like the ACN would want the President of a country impeached just because a private contractor renovated a church,” the PDP said “Which is a property of the Anglican Communion and the entire Otuoke community.”
The PDP Zonal Publicity Secretary, Kayode Babade, also went on to say that the ACN was made up of “hypocrites”.
“Rather than calling for the impeachment of the President, the hypocrites in the ACN should be honest at least for once by calling for the removal and trial of its governors, who used public fund for the false birthday of the party leader, Bola Tinubu.” Babade said.
“If President Jonathan must be impeached because a contractor renovated a church in his hometown, what should be done to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State who used the State fund to build an ICT centre for Anglican Grammar School, Arigidi-Akoko, Ondo State and named the centre after Tinubu, a private individual?”
The ACN, has however said that the PDP is on a “baffling journey of self-mockery”
“It is apparent that just coming from the conclave where its officers were recently anointed, the PDP officials are psychologically harried to begin to justify the high level of pre-bends expended on them.” the party said, in a statement through its Publicity Secretary, Mr Dauda Kolawole.