by Lekan Olanrewaju
The back and forth between these two parties won’t be ending any time soon it appears.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has once more drawn out it’s claws and called on security agencies to investigate Osun state governor over an alleged plot to take students union leaders to Cuba for paramilitary training. The PDP, in a statement through its Zonal Publicity Secretary, Kayode Babade said that it had obtained reliable information that the governor was making plans to take student activists from the state for training in Cuba.
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in typical fashion fired back quickly, describing the members of the PDP as “charlatans”, and accusing the party of attempting to frame the governor.
ACN’s director of publicity and strategy, Kunle Oyatomi, said that the allegations were similar to the “framing of Chief Obafemi Awolowo by the NPC govt of Tafawa Balewa in conjuction with the SL Akintola National Democratic Party notoriously called ‘Demo’ in the West purposely to liquidate the Action Group (AG) and imprison Awolowo.”
“The difference between the two scenarios,” he continued, “is that the security forces discovered the supposed plot of Awo in 1962 while, in 2012, exactly 50 years after, some political chalatans, are the ones who have discovered a supposed plot of secession.
“It should be noted that these charlatans in Yorubaland who re-living the perfidy of the Akintola era are targetting a political personality in the person of Aregbesola who is passionate about replicating Awo’s success of the 50s in our current situation. The cynical attempt by the PDP will have the similar catastrophy on Nigeria as the 1962 madness of the NPC.
“We challenge those making this allegation to produce incontrovertible proof of their story.”
They concluded by saying the statement is simply a figment of the imagination of members of the PDP, insinuating that they were going senile.
“The ACN in Osun State categorically denies this allegation as the figment of imagination of desperate politicians who are gradually losing their mental stability,” they said.