The Presidency has blasted the video clip from PDP that shows the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, chatting along a walkway in the State House with former Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
FG recently came out to describe the video as a complete waste of time that is completely unnecessary.
According to the Presidency, the several efforts put into discrediting Gambari will keep failing in the face of his solid credibility.
FG added that PDP calling on the international community to deny visas to members of the APC for plotting to endanger democracy and enthrone bad governance is just laughable.
A source said, ”But despite the Presidency’s clarification and assurances by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure free and fair poll in the state, the PDP has called on the international community to deny visas to members of the APC for plotting to endanger democracy and enthrone bad governance.”
National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus had said, “We wish to also draw the attention of the international community to this gross abuse of power to undermine the democratic process by critical staff that should defend it.”
”We demand appropriate sanction of the individuals involved in this anti-democratic act; they should be given visa restrictions to any democratic countries.”
“Lastly is to say that the outgoing governor is talking more about violence and violence. You must have watched him on Channels Television where he said he will meet violence with violence and we are saying no, there will be no violence.”
”It will be like celebrating Christmas or going to do a plebiscite between MoU, which Edo people have now codenamed ‘memorandum of underdevelopment’ and a governor with a clear simple agenda, which is the product of his brains.”
“So, I shared these with Mr President and I said all we just need is good security. If APC man commits an offence, arrest him, if a PDP man commits an offence, arrest him.
”Once it’s not all about sermon; sermon does not change the heart of the devil. What changes the heart of men is the fear of sanctions.
”Once one person is arrested from APC, another person is arrested from PDP, if they are found involved in unlawful possession of firearms and they misuse those firearms and they are arrested and prosecuted, the message is clear.”
“What PDP is doing is called ‘playing the devil’s card’, which is all about suggesting ideas into people’s heads, the truth does not matter in such an atmosphere.
”What I am convinced of is that even the leaders of the PDP know what they are doing is wicked and unethical, but since it is politics, they believe anything goes.
“How do you know the ‘arrest’ in the conversation is for PDP elements? The target in this mudslinging is the Chief of Staff to the President, but their mistake is that this is not a man for this sort of politics.
”He’s way above petty politicking. He’s a career diplomat and hardly interested in this kind of politics, those who know him, know this much about him.”