Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, a one time police commissioner of Lagos State, in a closed-door meeting with President Jonathan, his aides and the National Working committee, NWC, of the People’s Democratic Party, has said that the First Lady, Patience Jonathan took over the PDP party, causing violence and practically insulting the Northerners and the former head of state during the campaign period. He also said Fani-Kayode and Fayose got involved in the hate campaign while the opposition parties were more focused.
In his words, he said:
“When the PDP was formed with pomp and pageantry some years back, its members boasted that it was the largest party in Africa. Some at a point boasted that it would rule for 60 years and beyond. Things went right, and everything flourished in the party. Everybody went for the umbrella but today, the situation has changed and the umbrella is leaking profusely not only from torrential rain but from the rays of the tropical sun.
“Most of the founding fathers have left the party in anger ranging from lack of internal democracy to encouraging illegality. The situation was worsened by the departure of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is an institution himself.
“The party was taken over by Mrs Jonathan, Gov. Fayose, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode among others. Imagine the First Lady inciting people to be violent during the campaigns. She also brazenly insulted the people of the North and a former Head of State without due regard to the party chairman, who is from the North. Fayose and Fani-Kayode also engaged in the hate campaign against the opposition. The opposition was focused and never left the substance to pursue the shadow.”