The Catfight Continues – PDP accuses Aregbesola of training militants in Cuba; ACN calls PDP “charlatans”

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.


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  1. Pingback: "The work of disgruntled politicians" - Oyo state governor dismisses accusations against Aregbesola; PDP refuses to back down | YNaija

  2. Carry on with ur good work my model even though am a northerner…I cherished ur ideals…its a wekk known fact that we re tired of the pdp cos they offered us nothing!!

  3. Was @ an NBA seminar sometime during the week and Aregbesola was there, this is unrelated to PDP's allegations but the man is surprisingly sound. He held his own among SANs and Attorney Generals. I was impressed, he's a true politician eventhough there seems to be something sinister about him underneath that veneer of cheerfulness.

  4. Director of Publicity and Strategy my ass! That guy's statement was total bullocks! Good thing most Nigerians know that PDP allegations are often baseless, otherwise that Man's statement would have done nothing to either redirect our attention or pacify our suspicion. Director of publicty and strategy my ass!

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