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ACN Slams PDP’s Finger-Pointing Over Yoruba Marginalisation Reviewed by Momizat on . The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has said the PDP is exposing its own folly by blaming the glaring marginalisation of the Yoruba by the Jonathan Administrat The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has said the PDP is exposing its own folly by blaming the glaring marginalisation of the Yoruba by the Jonathan Administrat Rating:
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ACN Slams PDP’s Finger-Pointing Over Yoruba Marginalisation

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has said the PDP is exposing its own folly by blaming the glaring marginalisation of the Yoruba by the Jonathan Administration on the ACN, saying the PDP has nothing but total contempt for the Yoruba in particular and Nigerians in general.

Reacting to the allegation by Doyin Okupe that the ”Yoruba people in the ACN conspired against the Yoruba” to scuttle the election of a Yoruba as House Speaker, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday that ACN is not bound by the shifty and phoney zoning formula of the PDP.

”If the PDP had indeed wanted a Yoruba as Speaker, the party should either have won enough seats in the South-west or used its majority in the House to push through its anointed candidate. Failure to ensure the election of its candidate is a reflection of the insincerity of the PDP about the zoning of the post to Yoruba and the gross indiscipline in the party of tattered umbrella.

”In any case, the last option open to the PDP would have been to support any other Yoruba for the post across party lines. We the ACN have very capable members in the House to serve as Speaker. But the truth is that the ruling party wants a PDP member, not a Yoruba, for the post.

”Therefore we are not surprised that the PDP easily acquiesced to the defeat of its Yoruba candidate for the post of Speaker of the House. The PDP zoning formula is pivoted on convenience rather than principle, After all, the zoning was easily jettisoned to pave the way for Jonathan to contest as President,” it said.

The ACN said even if the PDP had not succeeded in giving the post of House Speaker to Yoruba in accordance with its so-called zoning formula, it could have rewarded them with known choice ministries or other top appointments, instead of totally relegating a whole people into irrelevance in its scheme of things.

The party slammed the PDP for playing the ethnic card, and rejected the cheeky and devilish move by the PDP to pigeon-hole the ACN into an ethnic cocoon.

”We are a national party and our spread attests to it. We have shown by supporting the election of Aminu Tambwal as Speaker of the House that our agenda is not sectional but national, and we have no apologies to offer for that

”Let the PDP continue to wallow in insufferable arrogance and disdain for the electorate, by sharing posts before elections are concluded. It is like sharing the parts of an animal that has yet to be killed. This is the stuff of which the PDP is made, and that is why it is crumbling now like a pack of cards,” it said.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/fidelischidozie.inyiama Fidelis Chidozie Inyiama

    My dear Lai Mohammed thanks for the courage to admit that ACN scotled the chance of  a Yoruba PDP candidate to the post of Speaker of the House of Representative. You advocated that PDP should have given it to any other Yoruba candidate from the opposition.My dear you advocate what you people from ACN can not risk considering the nature of opposition in our democratic experiment.The opposition are bent on how to pull the party in power down at all cost, even without a clearly defined alternative approach to the issues of governace.Do you want us to believe that there is no single good candidate from the opposition in the states that the ACN control.Let us approach governace with sincerity for the good of all of us. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/iroropeter Iroro Peter

    Truth be told,the ACN is the most undemocratic and corrupt party in Nigeria.He wants PDP to give speakership position to ACN,at the state level how many PDP speaker do we have in an ACN controlled state?I dont like PDP,but I rather vote for them if ACN is d only alternative.

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