The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday said the allegation by former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had sympathy for insurgents had vindicated its earlier position on the party.
Fani-Kayode announced his return to the PDP on Monday evening, saying the APC had Boko Haram sympathisers.
The PDP had always linked the utterances of some APC leaders to the spate of insurgency and sectarian violence in the country ─ but the opposition party has always denied the allegation.
PDP spokesman, Mr Olisa Metuh, said in a statement on Tuesday: “The revelation by the former minister that the APC has sympathy for insurgents further confirms PDP’s earlier position linking APC’s utterances to the spate of insurgency and sectarians violence in the country.
“We have now been vindicated; the truth may be hidden for some time, but it has a way of expressing itself,” the statement said.
According to the statement, “the APC had through its utterances, stoke the fires of violence by night only to wear messianic robes in the morning to shed crocodile tears for their victims.”
The former aviation minister left the APC which he was said to be a founding member, for the PDP on June 2.
He had declared for the APC in June 2013 in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, shortly before the APC was registered by INEC following the merger of some political parties.
Fani-Kayode said he left the APC because he considered nation-building as being far more important than party politics, party affiliation or party formations.