The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the string of false alarms and
outright lies that characterized Wednesday’s press conference addressed
by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has clearly justified its
profiling as a party of ‘one week, one lie’.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on
Wednesday said Nigerians are however not surprised that the APC has
officially adopted the use of fabrications having exhausted its fake
campaign promises which were not able to upstage the verifiable
achievements of the President Goodluck Jonathan-led PDP administration.
“Indeed, Nigerians are not surprised at the contents of the recent false
alarms by the APC as they are undoubtedly a reflection of the character,
inner thoughts and ideology of its leaders. These ignoble ideas are
clearly incompatible with the ideology of the PDP and President Jonathan
who has overtime demonstrated the qualities of a true democrat and not a
reformed one”, the party said.
The PDP noted that the opposition in its penchant for falsehood failed
to realize that under the current financial system, it is practically
impossible to transfer the so called humongous amount of money into any
bank account without the source being traced by relevant independent
financial monitoring bodies like the EFCC.
“In any case, we note that the allegation by APC is suspect and betrays
an attempt to cover-up. We ask, is it that the APC has already been
paying monies into accounts of INEC officials and some institutions of
government with a view to compromising them and is now using the
allegation as a subterfuge to distract the financial monitoring agencies
and cover its tracks?
“We challenge the APC to come out clear on the actual link between its
leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, whose antecedents and reputation are well
known to all, and the said transfer plot? Was Tinubu’s name also dropped
by the APC as a strategy to pre-empt findings by anti-graft agencies in
a bid to cover a crime?
“Whilst we note that nothing is beyond a desperate party like the APC,
which has continued to manifest its crass lack of integrity, we charge
relevant agencies to immediately investigate the allegations and
possibly unravel its evil plots.
“We have also noted the hues and cries of the opposition regarding the
issue of PVCs and Card readers for the elections but Nigerians are not
short in their memory to recall that it is not the PDP but APC that had
issues with security agencies over attempts to hack into INEC’s data
base and to clone the PVCs.
It is also not the PDP but the APC that has complicities with some
compromised INEC officials on biased distribution of PVCs in select
states especially, Lagos and other APC states.” the PDP said.
The ruling party also debunked allegations of plans to use security
agencies to intimidate or implicate opposition leaders describing such
as “part of APC’s worn out antics of attempting to use nuisance alarm to
heat up the system having failed to articulate credible manifesto to
secure genuine followership among Nigerians.”
“Nigerians are aware that this is not the first time the opposition
would be raising such alarms just for Nigerians to find out that they
are lies. We have here a group of people who are being haunted by
failure and self inflicted woes. APC has all along been deluding itself
as a government in waiting with some phantom popular image it created
for itself in the social media. Now that reality has dawn it in the
face, it has resorted to deploying all manners of antics in a failed
attempt to win the sympathy of Nigerians”, it said.
Restating its readiness for the March 28 and April 11 elections, the
ruling party said “APC’s resort to wild allegations and baseless
utterances are aimed at causing confusion, a clear indication that the
opposition is indeed scared of the elections, having been exposed in
their deceit, empty promises and apparent lack of capacity to lead the