A group of party members under the auspices of the Peoples Democratic Party’s South West Concerned Youth Forum, has accused the party’s national legal adviser, Barrister Emmanuel Enoidem of engaging in a suspicious political romance with the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godswill Akpabio.
In a statement released by the group’s head, Ibrahim Adedamola Abbey, it berated the unusual friendship between the legal adviser and the APC chieftain, adding that this singular act was capable of destroying the plans and strategies of the PDP in the south west, reports Sahara Reporters.
The group also came down hard on the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, saying the reason for the strong invasion of the APC in the south west was as a result of Fayose’s uncontrollable quest for power.
He however made some revelations of how Eniodem was instructed by Akpabio to protect Fayose’s interest in the south west.
According to him:
“I have the details of how Godswill Akpabio instructed PDP national legal adviser to ensure his friend, Ayo Fayose’s interest in the South-West region is protected at all cost, a ploy that will directly work in the interest of the APC.
By working in the interest of Fayose, he is directly setting party leadership in the region on a collision course,” he said.
We are writing this as patriotic and loyal party members against the dangerous, risky, unethical, dishonorable actions of PDP South-West leader including the former governor who is now hidden under the shadow of PDP national legal adviser to perpetrate this destructive agenda, adding that the party’s legal adviser’s activities were tantamount to sinking the party in South-West zone and, by extension, the whole of PDP into oblivion before 2023.
There has never been a day in which a zonal meeting was called to discuss crucial, far-reaching, significant, epoch-making and consequential issues.
Abbey also blamed the surge in defection from the PDP in recent times on unresolved feuds and rifts in the PDP, also he berated the act of some party leaders who have seemingly shown traits of betrayal by forming some sort of alignment with the opposition.
It is important to note, that we live in a time when our party members are cross-carpeting into other political parties, especially APC, due to numerous unresolved, unattended and petty issues especially in the South west geo-political zone because of selfish agenda of some few elements who have the support of the party national legal adviser.
Hence the ruling party is allegedly being proactive in its strategy by planting moles in the fold of PDP leading to its balkanization into factions in the south west and this must stop.
Godswill Akpabio, was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party and also former governor of Akwa Ibom State elected under the platform of the PDP before his defection in 2018.