Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has mocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the corruption fight of the President Muhammadu Buhari government.
Speaking through his Presidential Campaign Organisation on Wednesday, the PDP presidential candidate said APC’s call for security agents to be on the watch to prevent the imaginary ‘illicit cash’ from entering Nigeria was diversionary.
He advised the government to focus on the alleged indictment of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, for corruption.
Atiku’s campaign in a statement by Segun Sowunmi, its spokesman, wondered why the APC which made allegation that the Wazirin Adamawa, was moving in money made a 180-degree turn by saying that the former Vice President is broke.
It said: “In their statement, they contend that ‘Atiku Abubakar is at a crossroads on how to source funds for the 2019 electioneering campaign.’
“Our response is to urge the APC to make up its mind on which lie it wants to tell the Nigerian people and then stick to that lie. As a party in power, there ought to be more stability in the APC at least to give the public and the
international community some assurance that the party is not imploding. No wonder there is a lot of policy flip-flop under the APC administration!
“We know that the APC is desperate to distract attention from the recent indictment of Vice President Osinbajo by the House of Representatives for Grand corruption and the
interrogation of their chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, by the Department of State Security on charges of collecting huge bribes to influence party primaries.
“Given the sordid state of things in the APC and its imminent implosion over money politics, we are not surprised that the APC is throwing wild allegations at former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the hope that something will stick.
“Our advice to the APC is that they should send their spokesman to the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation for a two weeks crash course on how to run an issue-based campaign that is guided by civility and refined language.
“While the APC is throwing about baseless accusations, our candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is set to launch tangible policies that will Get Nigeria Working Again in the next week. Our campaign is focused on addressing the concerns and the welfare of Nigerians by Articulating plans to move Nigerians
out of poverty.
“We also sympathize with Chairman Oshiomhole on his ordeal and assure him that if he is finding the APC too hot for him, he may want to throw in the towel and join the large number of APC chieftains who have washed their hands off the party and its hydra-headed problems.”