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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) unwarranted invective on former President Goodluck Jonathan was misdirected as it best suits President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, which has “gone down as the most incompetent and most corrupt in the history of our nation.”
The party said
the distortions and groundless attack on President Jonathan is a desperate
tactic by the APC and the Buhari Presidency to divert public attention from the
recent shocking corruption and fraud revelations in which close relatives and
confidants of Mr. President are
In a statement
by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party claimed that it
has been made aware of “how the Presidency has been in a frenzy to suppress
investigations and deflect public enquiries from the arrest of President
Buhari’s known confidant deported from the United Kingdom for alleged
international passport scam and money laundering, as it
knows that an inquest will further expose the huge rot in the Buhari Presidency.”
“Our party has
equally been made aware of how the APC and the Buhari Presidency have been
desperate to divert public attention from the administration’s obnoxious
decision to further oppress Nigerians by reintroducing tollgates on our
highway, increasing Value Added Tax
(VAT), electricity bill and other tariffs as well as their despicable plot to sack government workers.”
The PDP also
charged the APC and the Buhari Presidency to “perish the idea of thinking that
this unnecessary distortions on the Jonathan administration would bury the
demand for an inquest into the Danu racket through which billions of naira
meant for the wellbeing of Nigerians are
allegedly being diverted to private purses.”
The opposition party also stressed that Nigerians should note how the APC had remained silent since revelations that its key leaders and the cabal at the Presidency are involved in the stealing of over N14 trillion meant for the wellbeing of Nigerians.
“Our party further challenges the APC and the Buhari Presidency to speak out on the alleged diversion of the N500bn meant for the Social Investment Programme among other humongous fraud directly perpetrated under the Buhari Presidency.
“Furthermore, in trying to tar the PDP, the APC forgets that it is already common knowledge that all the bad eggs that brought a bad name to the PDP have since left our repositioned party to the APC where their National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, who also has a huge corruption allegation on his neck, admitted that the party is a haven for corrupt persons.
“Moreover, the fact that President Buhari can only surround himself with persons openly indicted for corruption, as ministers and advisers, speaks volume of the administration’s posturing on corruption,” the statement added.
The PDP therefore charged the APC not to think that it can cover its mess by trying to make “unfounded allegations against President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP as Nigerians can now see through their shenanigans.”
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