The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stay away from politics of the ACN, stressing that the PDP overstepped its bound by criticising the decision of the party to endorse Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi for a second term.
A statement issued today by Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party was surprised that a party like the PDP, which it believes is beset with a humongous crisis of its own making, would find time to dabble into what is strictly the internal affairs of the ACN; an issue that has no bearing on governance at the national level where the PDP has been bumbling.
”This is unlike the situation in the PDP where even a President who has failed woefully, using his own lowered ‘marking scheme’, is being offered an automatic ticket! ACN rewards excellence, not indolence, and we have no apologies for this,” the party said, asking when did Mr. Bamidele appoint the PDP as his defender.
”It seems, however, that what has irked the PDP is that where its own reconciliation efforts have failed woefully, because they were insincere, ACN’s have succeeded, due largely to the discipline in the party and the sincerity of its efforts. After all, we don’t go around suspending or destroying our best performers in the name of ‘reconciliation’.” it said.
The party advised the PDP’s Acting Publicity Secretary, Tony Okeke, to learn the elementary lessons of being a party spokesman, which include that you don’t just make comments unless there are compelling reasons to do so.
”We have noticed the enthusiasm of the new spokesman, which is good, especially since he wants to impress his masters so they can keep him on the job. But he needs tutelage and mentoring so that he can carry out his duties effectively. So far, he has not availed himself creditably,” the party said.