The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday took a swipe at the comments by the National Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Senator Bola Tinubu on the formation of the party’s governors’ Forum and counselled him to focus on salvaging his fast crumbling political empire.
Reacting to the criticism of the formation of the PDP Governors Forum (PDPGF), the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh questioned the motive of Tinubu in the disparaging comments he made against the emergence of the PDPGF saying his view stood against freedom of association.
"Since the inception of the current democratic dispensation, Governors have had several groups where they meet to aggregate their common interests. We have Governors of the ACN always meeting.
"We also have groups like the Northern Governors Forum, Southeast Governors Forum, South South Governors Forum and so on. What is the idea behind Tinubu's attack on the PDPGF? It goes to show the absence of democratic tenets in him for him to attempt to prevent Nigerian citizens from associating with one another", the party said.
The PDP also questioned the democratic credentials of Senator Tinubu saying his dictatorial tendencies and his nepotistic disposition were responsible for the intractable crisis within the ACN.
"Tinubu is the least qualified to question any meeting of like minds where decisions are taken based on sound debates and objective reasoning. He is used to ruling a small association on impulse where his word is law. He cannot therefore offer any useful advice on how a mega democratic association like the PDP should be organized", it said.
The PDP further lambasted the ACN chieftain as someone who is perpetually embroiled in a crisis of relevance. According to the ruling party, "Bola Tinubu is always desperate to be in the public glare. This is the reason why he constantly pays his way to attend functions. Nigerians know the true worth of Tinubu and are not deceived by his warped arguments. His ACN is in dire need of redemption and he should concern himself with that rather than thread on unfamiliar grounds."
The party said the constant attacks on its Governors' Forum is an indication that the opposition has been having sleepless nights over the formation of the Forum and the emergence of Akwa Ibom state Governor Godswill Akpabio as its chairman.