Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Okupe: ACN must ask Lagos Speaker, Reps Minority Leader to resign, PDP insists

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has insisted that the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)must first ask the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji  and the House of Representatives Minority Leader, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila to resign before the party can be taken serious on national issues, especially those bordering on corruption.

The PDP said it was ridiculous that the ACN could claim that Ikufoji, who has been charged to court because investigation on his case had been concluded and a prima facie case established against him cannot be asked to resign while at the same clamouring for the sack of Dr. Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan over yet-to-be substantiated report of his investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged contract scam.

PDP Zonal Publicity Secretary, Hon. Kayode Babade said in a statement issued in Ibadan today, that if anyone must be sacked or asked to resign from office, It ought to be the Lagos Speaker, who is facing trial for alleged theft of over N7 billion public fund and the ACN Leader in the House of Representatives who was alleged to have been convicted by the Supreme Court of Georgia, United States of America for defrauding his client of $25,000.

While we will not defend anyone for committing crime, PDP stated that it will no longer sit back and allow ACN to harass blackmail or intimidate her members.

PDP claimed that "A man of Dr Okupe's standing took your money in 2006, eloped with it and you are now talking about it in 2012, six years after, that to us put a lot of question marks on the claim.

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