The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu‘azu, on Thursday mocked the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, insisting that his death wish advert on President-elect Muhammadu Buhari led to the loss of President Goodluck Jonathan at the elections.
Muazu took to his twitter handle, to mock Fayose with the post,
“Fayose: I have evidence that Muazu worked for APC. We hope it’s not the kind of evidence he once said he had that Buhari was dying?”
This was a reaction to the earlier allegation by Fayose that he (Fayose) does have evidence that Mu’azu betrayed the PDP and worked for All Progressives Congress, APC, during the presidential polls.
Governor Fayose had recently called for the resignation of Mu‘azu as national chairman, saying it was inexcusable that President Jonathan could have lost in Mu‘azu’s home state of Bauchi with an incumbent PDP governor, Minister of Federal Capital Territory and the national chairman.
Fayose had gone on to say that he had evidence that Mu‘azu was compromised as national chairman and worked for APC.
Mu‘azu in Thursday’s tweet, challenged Fayose to come out with the evidence.
“We challenge Governor Fayose to come out with the evidence that shows National Chairman worked for APC during the elections.”
He followed that with another tweet to buttress the support he gave to Fayose as a candidate,
“The National chairman campaigned for Governor Fayose, defended him and was at his inauguration and will continue to support him and Ekiti people.”
Fayose, whose twitter account handle had not been in use since April 29, responded within two hours, deriding Mu‘azu for taking to cyberspace to engage him.
“Disloyalty: A leader, who takes to twitter to slight a party member but never did the same with or to the opponent. God sees our hearts,” he wrote.
He later followed up with a series of tweets like:
“PDP will outlast many of us. The legacy of true politics is service to the People, loyalty to one’s team and a clear conscience before God,” followed by “I appreciate the online community of PDP supporters and will always champion our collective cause for a better Nigeria under God.”
In a seeming rebuke to the national chairman for directing his missiles at him, Fayose in another tweet urged the national chairman thus,
“Any strong words we have are reserved only for our opponents and only in political season. This is now the time to unite for PDP and Nigeria.”
The tweet was against the background of claims that the presidency and associates of President Goodluck Jonathan were peeved by the refusal of Mu‘azu to use strong words against the APC’s presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.
Meanwhile, Fayose’s arch-enemies latched on his face-off with the PDP national chairman to rob in their determination to unseat him.
Spokesman for the Ekiti 19 APC members and factional speaker, Dr Adewale Omirin’s special adviser, Media, Mr Wole Olujobi, asked rhetorically;
‘’What strong words does Fayose have for the opponents and when is he going to deploy those words?
‘’Instead of bracing up for the challenges of rebuilding his sunk party, the governor is engaging in muscle-flexing with the opponents that are busy working out strategies to deliver for the people of Nigeria to enable them get over the maladministration hang-over they were subjected in the last 16 years by PDP.
‘’Soon, very soon, Fayose shall have encounters with the Nigerian Law. APC advises him to prepare for enough words till that period when the supremacy of Nigerian Constitution shall take over from the scroll of impunity that the PDP-led administration has turned the supreme law of the land.’’