A former governor of Kaduna state and National Chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), Mr Balarabe Musa has accused the Presidency and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of being behind the controversy trailing the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary election in Ondo state.He alleged that the duo are responsible for the controversial emergence of Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the faction of the party in the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election.
Speaking to newsmen in Kaduna on Friday, Balarabe Musa queried INEC’s sincerity in upholding a Federal High Court judgement that brought in Jimoh Ibrahim when he did not participate in the primary election as the party’s governorship flagbearer.
He maintained that the disqualification of Mr Eyitayo Jegede whom INEC had upheld as the governorship candidate of the PDP, was designed by both the commission and Presidency to weaken the opposition party ahead of the governorship election.
He also opined that the decision by INEC to drop Jegede’s name is an orchestrated plot designed by the Presidency to set Ondo state and the South West zone on the path of anarchy.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to show statesmanship by using the instrumentality of his office as the Commander-In-Chief of the nation to resolve the Ondo PDP crisis before it gets out of hand.
The former Kaduna state governor also commended the Senate for refusing to assent to President Buhari’s 30 billion dollars loan request.
According to him, the Buhari-led administration needs to tell Nigerians the specific infrastructural projects in exact locations across the country that it intends to fund with such a huge loan.
Describing the external borrowing plan by the federal government as ill-timed and unnecessary, Musa challenged the Presidency to explain to Nigerians how much has been recovered from corrupt public officers and what it has done with such money.