Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, who chairs the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Governors’ Forum has declared that those who just identified themselves as Fresh PDP ought to have been arrested, and jailed for disrupting the peace of the country.
Fayose spoke in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday while playing host to the national Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus who had come in company of other members of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, for the local government election rally coming up on Thursday.
Newsworth recalls that Prince Obi Nwosu, Alhaji Hassan Adamu, Chief Olusola Akindele, Chief Godwin Duru and Franklyne Edede had on Wednesday “opened” a new secretariat, stating that their slogan is “Fresh PDP, PDP First”.
While Secondus said the Fresh PDP are mere distractors who should not be accorded attention, Fayose said they are miscreants meant for the prison.
According to a press statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the PDP National Chairman also said, “We are not distracted by elements of distractions, we are focused we know the enemies are at work, we know several things have been going on with some wanting to prevent our convention.
“But since we have had a peaceful convention they are not happy. We know these people, even those from outside and we will name them when the time comes.”
A visibly angry Fayose said, “In a civilised society those parading themselves as fresh PDP should have been clamped into jail. They are simply charlatans. I won’t be surprised and we are doing investigations to know those who are behind them.
“In a society like Nigeria, where we need a virile opposition, we need to continually put the government of the day on its toes for them to know that Nigeria is greater than all of us, some miscreants would just make press statement and say they are splinter group or whatever they call themselves.
“In a proper democracy, they are supposed to have been arrested and detained for breaching the peace of the society as their action is unwarranted and uncalled for. But we are not going to celebrate such by making an issue out of it.
“Nigeria needs peace at all times. We are not going to go back to the days of Sheriff and co, by giving attentions to those idiots making noise all over the place. This party will remain focused and move on.
“I urge Nigerians to ignore them. When I saw them on the Internet, they were faceless people I cannot recognise, so they remains a set of jobless and miscreants…”