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PDP fires back at El-Rufai for calling Peter Obi a tribal bigot

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has fired back at the Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai for calling it Vice-Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, a tribal bigot.

The Kaduna state Governor, in a post on Twitter on Friday, November 9, 2018, said  “Peter Obi is a tribal bigot. He was widely quoted on national television that the SSS was right to detain me for 48 hours in an hotel in 2014 on the grounds that ”El-Rufai has no business being in Anambra State as it is not Katsina State”! I sued the SSS and awarded N4m damages.”


PDP reacts

In a statement which it issued on Twitter, the PDP asked El-Rufai not to heat up the country with his words.

The party said “Governor @elrufai should not attempt to export the kind of inciting and inflammatory statements that have led to conflagration and bloodletting in his Kaduna state to our national political firmament. @OfficialAPCNg.

“From @elrufai comment, Nigerians now know those behind the series of smear campaigns and spurious allegations against our Presidential candidate, @Atiku and his running mate, @PeterGregoryObi.

“Instead of fixating on our party and the soaring popularity of our Presidential candidate, @atiku we expect @elrufai to show remorse that he was part of those who brought in the @MBuhari administration, which has inflicted so much pain on Nigerians in the last 3 and 1/2;years.”


Face your problems

The PDP also called on El-Rufai to face “the myriad of problems he has caused in Kaduna state for which the people have resolved to vote him out and stop his attempt to further foul the nation’s political space by making comments capable of stoking religious and ethnic division.”


Doyin Okupe, the former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan also reacted to El-Rufai’s comment, calling him a rabid religious midget.

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