As the leadership crisis in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continues in court, a chieftain of the party, Senator Buruji Kashamu, on Thursday, warned that the issue might turned to a circus show.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, on Thursday, the Senator, representing Ogun-East Senatorial District, Ogun State, declared that the final outcome of the leadership tussle would be determined by the Supreme Court.
According to him, “let us not lose sight of the fact that the appellate courts are yet to finally determine the issue of the national leadership crisis. Irrespective of what the High courts say for or against Senator Ali Modu Sheriff or Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court are still there to adjudicate on the issues
“And it could become a circus show. Besides, anyone who is unjustly punished would not fold his hands and allow his rights to be trampled upon
“He would do everything legally possible to fight for his rights. And this could result into series of litigation and create more problems than it was meant to resolve.”
This came just Kashamu lambasted the statement credited to PDP spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, where he said that “the National Caretaker Committee has not called for their expulsion against the claims they are making. The time for that has not come. But the rain of vengeance will not hang forever in the clouds.”
He urged Adeyeye to remember tomorrow, as the table could turn at anytime, adding, “if you emasculate your fellow party men and women in a struggle to protect their interests because you think you have an upper hand today, what happens tomorrow if the table turns?”
According to him, “It most ludicrous that at a time well-meaning leaders of the party are calling for caution and self-restraint; a supposed leader of the party could be talking about “vengeance
“I doubt if Prince Adeyeye meant to equate the National Caretaker Committee with the Almighty Allah who said, “Vengeance is mine.” Otherwise, one would have expected a spokesman and an aspirant like Prince Adeyeye to some level of maturity and circumspection in his utterances because nobody knows tomorrow
“For instance, it is common knowledge that he was diametrically opposed to Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose in the build up to the governorship election in state in 2014
“Today, they are working hand-in-hand in the hope that Governor Fayose will support him (Prince Adeyeye) as his successor in 2018. I do not begrudge him for that because, as they say, in politics, there are no permanent enemies or friends but permanent interests.”