The Peoples Democratic Party says the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, does not want former Governor Babatunde Fashola to be appointed as a minister by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu had, in a statement last week, denied reports that he was the one sponsoring reports of Fashola’s excessive spending. He subsequently accused the PDP of sponsoring the reports of Fashola’s N78.3m website.
However, the PDP Publicity Secretary in Lagos State, Mr. Taofik Gani, said in a statement that Tinubu’s feud with Fashola was an open secret. He, therefore, urged Tinubu to be truthful to the people of the state.
He said Tinubu chose to deny being the one behind Fashola’s attacks because Fashola had threatened to expose his (Tinubu’s) alleged acts of corruption.
The statement partly read, “It is laughable that Tinubu can now blame the PDP for disseminating information which, no doubt, emanated from the office of the state governor and which was made public by the anti-Fashola elements within the APC.
“Indeed, bringing the PDP into this is to divert attention from the real issues of fraud in the state. Tinubu and the APC should rather face the accusations and not the accusers. We know well that Tinubu is behind the attacks. He lost cordiality with Fashola since the period of the APC governorship primary.
“Now he doesn’t want Fashola to have any federal appointment. The whole world knows this. He is now jittery and denying the attacks because of the rumoured plans by Fashola to release classified information of fraud during the administration of Tinubu. This is why Tinubu is now jittery and telling lies that we are behind the attacks.”
The PDP called for the immediate probe of Fashola and Tinubu. The party added that the revelations of Fashola’s spending could not end on the pages of newspapers but must be pursued to a logical conclusion.