The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has urged Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Buruji Kashamu to refrain from praising him.
‘Keep your praises to yourself,’ APC leader tells Kashamu
Kashamu had earlier described Tinubu as his role model and the architect of the future Nigeria due to the APC’s massive victory in the recently concluded general elections.
However, Tinubu has told the PDP chieftain, who is the Senator-elect for the Ogun East district, to direct his flattery to his true political fathers.
The APC leader made the comments via a statement released on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, by his media adviser, Sunday Dare.
“The days of false adulation are gone in Nigerian politics. Fake praise singers like Kashamu will find that their particular craft is no longer in vogue. During this election cycle, their practice has dramatically turned from the way things are to how things used to be.”
“Politicians will no longer be able to change direction and loyalties as if they were changing clothes. Those in politics must know that responsibility and accountability shall now follow them. One can no longer walk both sides of the street at the same time. In case Kashamu has not noticed, the politics of principle defeated the politics of posturing.”
“This same Kashamu rained insults on former President Olusegun Obasanjo in a vicious campaign of calumny. Kashamu’s party, the PDP, sponsored defamatory documentaries full of lies and innuendos against me, General Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the APC.”
“Please keep your peace until you make your trip to the USA as a senator-elect. Upon your return we can then have a conversation. We can then proceed with your repudiation of the PDP with a promise that you will stop corrupting and fouling the political system.”
“I am a patriotic, law abiding Nigerian and my achievements make me world-renowned. I am a global citizen that travels freely to the USA, the United Kingdom and other nations. I associate with individuals who seek democracy and good governance for all. I do not spend time with characters whose values are at variance with societal expectations and laws governing a decent society.”
Kashamu is currently facing an extradition threat after allegedly being indicted for drug dealing in the US in 1998.
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