The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress
(APC) of “organizing its National Convention with funds stolen from public coffers.”
PDP claimed that the upcoming APC national convention was a celebration of corruption organized to crown dishonest and fraudulent individuals.
In a statement by its spokesperson, PDP said some of the personalities vying for positions should be “guests” at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The statement reads, “The PDP also said the APC has become a laughing stock and a huge joke
among Nigerians following the inability of its leaders to resist the
imposition of an individual overburdened by corruption allegations as
its new leader.
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“It is sickening to note that the entire APC Convention is a celebration
of corruption organized to crown dishonest and fraudulent individuals,
who ordinarily should be guests at the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) offices across the nation.
“With this, the APC has finally capped itself a party of corruption,
deceit and lies, where alleged treasury looters are robed as kings and
where all decency have been thrown overboard for official hooliganism.
“Moreover, Nigerians find it very nauseating that a party, whose Federal
Government claims to be fighting corruption, has itself, remained the
biggest beneficiary of corruption and stolen public funds.
“Our investigation had since revealed that governors of APC-controlled
states were coerced to divert huge sums from federal bailout funds meant
for the wellbeing of the people as well as monies budgeted for
development projects in various communities, to fund a failed convention
that promises to sing the Nunc Dimitis of APC.”
The opposition party challenged the APC to “deny reports that funds were syphoned from
some federal agencies to finance a wasteful convention.”
PDP added, “Nigerians can now surmise why the Presidency refused to bat an eye over
reported syphoning of billions of naira from the National Health
Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation
(NNPC) allegedly to fund the activities of the APC.
“Furthermore, Nigerians now have a clue regarding the source of the N671
million reported to have been stolen from the APC account by some of its
officials, who allegedly diverted the money into their private accounts.
“The PDP calls on Nigerians to mark the APC National Convention as an
epilogue for a party that has caused our nation and her people so much
pain and anguish in the last three years.”