Not backing down, El-Rufai says ‘there isn’t a single thinking brain left in PDP’ as party hits back

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai,extended his attacks on the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, to the PDP on Saturday, following the party’s reaction to his Friday outburst.

On Friday, El-Rufai had branded Obi “a tribal bigot”.

Reacting, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Saturday, said Peter Obi is well known for his nationalist disposition and cannot in anyway be associated with tribal bigotry.

The PDP therefore advised the governor to face the myriad of problems he has caused in Kaduna State for which the people have resolved to vote him out and stop his attempt to further foul the nation’s political space by making comments capable of stoking religious and ethnic division in our country.

Governor el-Rufai according to the PDP should not attempt to export the kind of inciting and inflammatory statements that have led to conflagration and bloodletting in his Kaduna state to the national political firmament. PDP said ‘From el-Rufai’s comment, Nigerians now know those behind the series of smear campaigns and spurious allegations against our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi.

“Instead of fixating on our party and the soaring popularity of our Presidential candidate, we expect el-Rufai to show remorse that he was part of those who brought in the Buhari administration, which has inflicted so much pain on Nigerians in the last three and half years.

“He must therefore know that the 2019 election will not be about name calling, smear campaign and character assassination but on finding solutions to the issue of governance for which Nigerians are fully rallied on the platform of the PDP.

“El-Rufai should therefore steer clear of our party and our candidates and begin to prepare to give a full account of his tenure as governor of Kaduna state.’

Not having any of these, El-Rufai said on twitter that:
“There isn’t a single thinking brain left in PDP….sad, only Wendell Simlins and their sort……sigh! We will meet first on February 16, 2019 He also said that: ‘Those of us that are recipients of Peter Obi’s actions await him in Katsina, other places and the ballot box – simple! It is the tasteless truth!!”

“Any person that doesn’t recognize the human right of every citizen to move freely, live and work in any part of Nigeria, but implies that though foreigners can observe elections in his state, other Nigerians may only do so in their states of origin is not fit to be VP of Nigeria!”

Not backing down, El-Rufai says ‘there isn’t a single thinking brain left in PDP’ as party hits back Not backing down, El-Rufai says ‘there isn’t a single thinking brain left in PDP’ as party hits back Reviewed by Linda Ochagla on Sunday, November 11, 2018 Rating: 5

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