An end is not in sight to the open feud among the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the May 29 handover date draws near.
Its embattled National Chairman, Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu took to twitter on Thursday to hit back at the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, who on Wednesday claimed that collusion between Mu’azu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) led to the failure of the PDP’s President Goodluck Jonathan to secure re-election.
Fayose said that he could back up his claim with proof.
On Thursday in his twitter account, @Muazuaa, the National Chairman recalled that in the build up to the last general election, Fayose claimed with certainty that the President-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari was on admission at a hospital in the United Kingdom.
Fayose claimed that Buhari, the APC Presidential candidate, was receiving treatment at a hospital located at Cavendish Street, Cavendish Square, W2 London West End, London.
The Governor then said: “This is not to mock Buhari or wish him dead. Rather, it is to expose the falsehood of the APC and desperation of its leaders, especially Senator Bola Tinubu to foist another Yar’Adua saga on Nigeria.
“If the APC people are saying otherwise, let them publish the picture of Buhari boarding the plane and granting interview to aviation correspondents at the Abuja Airport.
“While I am happy that the APC people that are packaging Buhari finally listened to my plea to allow him (Buhari) to seek medical treatment abroad, I must say that it is unpatriotic for the APC to have lied that Buhari travelled on a working visit.
“The party should be honest enough to tell Nigerians that Buhari is actually sick and lacks capacity to rule Nigeria and that they are only packaging him, hoping that he will become incapacitated if he becomes president so that they can take over power by proxy.”
Buhari has since refuted the claim.
Mu’azu tweeted: “Fayose: I have evidence that Muazu worked for APC. We hope it’s not the kind of evidence he once said he had that Buhari was dying?”
Nine hours earlier, Mu’azu had also tweeted: “We challenge Governor Fayose to come out with the evidence that shows National Chairman worked for APC during the elections.”
In yet another post, he tweeted: “The National chairman campaigned for Governor Fayose, defended him & was at his inauguration & will continue to support him & Ekiti people.
“You will all recall that the National Chairman warned members of our Presidential Campaign Org to stop the hate campaign.”
He repeated the Governor’s statement, and raised a further poser: “Fayose: I have evidence that Muazu worked for APC. We hope it’s not the kind of evidence he once said he had that Buhari was dying?”
Mu’azu had also on May 5 described Fayose’s allegations as “baseless.” He tweeted: “On Governor Fayose’s allegations, they are baseless & unfounded. We will continue to support him & the good people of Ekiti State.”
In a swift tweet reply, Fayose insisted that Mu’azu worked for the APC and described the National Chairman as a “leader who takes to twitter to slight a party member but never did the same with or to the opponent.”
The Governor added: “God sees our hearts.”
Fayose said further in a tweet: “PDP will outlast many of us. The legacy of true politics is Service to the People, loyalty to one’s Team and a clear Conscience before God.” He followed it by “I appreciate the online community of PDP supporters and will always champion our collective cause for a better Nigeria under God.”
Fayose, in another tweet admonished the national chairman to concentrate on rebuilding the party. He tweeted: “Any strong words we have are reserved only for our opponents and only in political season. This is now the time to unite for PDP and Nigeria”