IBADAN – Peoples Democratic Party’, PDP, in the South-West has described as “stupid, nonsensical, reckless and hypocritical” call by the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, for the resignation of PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, over the indictment of his son, Mahmud, in the oil subsidy scam.
The party said ACN should first remove the logs in its eyes before seeking to remove the spec in other peoples eyes.
PDP Zonal Publicity Secretary, Kayode Babade, said it was laughable that ACN which kept silent over the trial of the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, who is standing trial before a Federal High Court in Lagos for stealing and laundering N500 million, could ask Tukur to resign because his son was facing trial.
He said: “As at today, Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, who is standing trial for alleged stealing and laundering of N500 million still presides over the affairs of the House. The moral sheriffs in ACN have not deemed it necessary to ask the Speaker to resign or step aside until the conclusion of his criminal trial.
“Also, ACN has not said anything about the conviction of the House of Representatives Minority Leader, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, by the Supreme Court of Georgia, United States of America, for defrauding his client of $25,000.
“In their display of hypocrisy too, they chose not to react to reports that ACN Vice-Presidential candidate, Fola Adeola, is the chairman of Eternal Oil, the company where Mahmud Tukur is the managing director?
“Yet, these bunch of hypocrites in ACN are not ashamed to canvass the resignation of a man, whose son is facing trial for fraud.
“Is Mahmud Tukur not an adult? Is he not a different person from Bamanga Tukur, his father? Can the sin of a son, who is an adult be visited on his father?
“Most importantly, if a man must resign from office because his son is facing trial, what should ACN Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikuforiji, who himself is facing trial do?
“It is obvious that the hypocrisy of ACN has graduated from the ridiculous to the bizarre level and time has come for the party to be told that Nigerians are no longer buying into their lies and holier than the Pope posture.”