Monday, 7 September 2015

PDP Sponsored Protest Against Abubakar Audu – Ahmed

There are indications that the protest that rocked the All Progressives Congress national headquarters on Wednesday, September 2, was sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party.

This follows allegations from Abdulkadir Ahmed, a chieftain of the APC that PDP is responsible for the pandemonium that erupted last week, Daily Post reports.

It will be recalled that a group of Kogi youths staged a protest at the APC national secretariat in Abuja where they insisted that Prince Abubakar Audu must first clear himself of the N11 billion corruption charges with the EFCC, before seeking to become governor again.

Reacting however to this development, Ahmed said the protest was staged by those he described as miscreants coordinated by the PDP to destabilize the APC ahead of the governorship election in the state.

Ahmed made this remarks while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Sunday, September 6.

He said: “We know these strange political bedfellows that contested for the party’s ticket and failed woefully will not relent on their unquenchable dubious intentions.

“They are licking their wounds following huge resources committed towards the failed project.”

“The issue of corruption raised against Audu was absolute mischievous and nonsensical, and those against the former governor are being myopic and shamelessly displaying the highest level of stupidity.”

According to the APC chieftain, Audu’s case with the EFCC is a mere political persecution.

He said: “But it is still on record that Audu has contested four different elections since 2007 and was not disqualified. He contested in 2003, 2007 and 2011. So what are they talking about now? Are they just being mischievous?”

Audu who is standing trial for corruption, emerge as the APC candidate for the upcoming elections.

He defeated 27 other contestants to emerge to be the APC flag bearer in the forthcoming Kogi state governorship election, polling 1,109 in the primaries ahead of his closest rival Yahaya Bello who received 703 votes.

The ex-governor had been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission shortly after his governorship tenure expiration in 2003 but his trial is reportedly still on-going.

The Kogi state governorship election is scheduled to hold November 21 2015.