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NIGERIA: Obasanjo’s Exit is PDP’s Death Warrant, Says Kwankwaso

Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has described the exit of  former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a fatal blow which points to the fact that the death warrant of the party is about to be signed.

Kwankwaso described Obasanjo as a personality of great substance whose influence as a politician and elder statesman is too important to be ignored, adding that PDP leaders under rating his exit are only shedding crocodile tears.

In an interview with journalists in his office on Monday, Kwankwaso revealed that the five governors who defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) were vindicated for seeing the futility in remaining in the party that had lost credibility and steam.

Kwankwaso alleged that the PDP is on road to extinction in the face of the abysmal rot rocking its leadership.

He, however, stated that the five governors had proven to everyone that they have political might to decide the fate of the party given the spectacular role they played in making it formidable affirming that the party had failed to live up to its billing in giving democracy a human face.

“At the time we were telling people that we can pull a surprise when we left the party, it appeared that many people did not believed us, now that we have left, they have started realising the fact that a great damage has been done.

“We have already realised the fact that the party had completely derailed at the behest of a cabal whose egocentric ambition was only making matters worse. We cannot just wait and allow things to drift,” he said.

On the postponement of elections, the governor said he was not surprised by the decision taken as it was informed by the fact that the PDP was poised to suffer a crushing defeat at the polls, saying no amount of postponement could ever make the electorate to change their mind.

He further revealed that change is what was badly needed in the country in the face of the appalling mess rocking the country adding that the issue of insecurity could be used as a bargaining chip to defeat the PDP at the polls.

“You can imagine how people are just being killed the way it happens in Syria and Iraq. It is a daily happening in this country and the PDP is still hell bent on winning the elections by hook or crook,” he added.

Commenting on the alleged disbursement of funds to clerics, students, academics and pressure groups, Kwankwaso described the ugly trend as a manifestation of corruption in high places, stressing however that  the people of the country are wise enough to discern a subtle ploy to deceive as he affirmed that the wind of change is blowing across the nation and the change has become inevitable.

On the insinuation that its presidential standard bearer is unfit to govern the country, he also described it as a ruse and a cheap political blackmail orchestrated to cause confusion, wondering how a man who is ill could traversed all the nooks and crannies of the country campaigning, saying one could use a simple logic to reach the conclusion that Buhari is hale and hearty.

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