Federal lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Cross River State have knocked Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, over his threat to dump the opposition party.
Mr Fani-Kayode had yesterday threatened to dump the PDP should the Cross River State structure of the party be taken away from the state governor, Ben Ayade.
The PDP chieftain said by veto of still being in office, Mr Ayade ought to be in charge of the party structure in the state as any move to prevent that will cause crisis that will go beyond the state.
But in a Wednesday statement, Cross River State National Assembly members who expressed surprise at the minister for dabbling into what they said he had no proper knowledge about, knocked Fani-Kayode, saying, talking is his only known occupation at the moment.
They also accused Mr Ayade of anti-party activities, including supporting the opposing All Progressive Congress (APC) with N2billion during the last general election.
“The National Assembly members from CRS are astonished that Fani Kayode can get so ballistic on a matter, he knows nothing about,” the statement read.
“He throws tantrums at the people that have sustained the Party, while he is on sabbatical.
“We thought he was going to ask Gov Ayade certain salient questions before dabbling in to the CRS matter.
“Did he ask Ayade why he contributed two billion naira (#2,000,0000.00), to the APC in the 2019 Elections?
“Did Fani Kayode ask him why he supported Hope Uzodinma in Imo State against EMEKA Ihedioha of PDP in the last Governorship Election in Imo State?
“Did he ask Ayade why he sent #5M only, in December last year to the Party, as a Seating Governor after so much pressure?
“Did he also ask Ayade why he encouraged his protégés to forge the signature of the National Organising Secretary ? An action which is criminal and maligning to the this great Party.
“Did he ask Ayade if he could win CRS for PDP without the NASS Members?
“Did he also ask Ayade if the Panel that conducted the Congresses was solely nominated by him OR not? The answer would have definitely been in the affirmative.
“Did he ask Ayade if he had at least 50% of the structures OR not, bearing in mind that there are other stakeholders and we are in a Democracy?
“Finally, we think that Fani Kayode should brief us on the standing of the Party in his own State, if he is on ground. We know that the PDP is very weak in his State, so he should go and put his State together for the Party.
“Fani Kayode’s main Occupation at the moment is “talking“ but he should choose when and what to talk about, inspite of the inducements,” it added.