The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of having the spirit of bitterness and vengeance, adding that such is responsible for the economic dryness, divisiveness and hostility in the nation under their watch.
This is just as the party has advised the Presidency to direct its demand for refund of stolen funds to President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC, as those responsible for looting are now in the APC where they enjoy the protection of the President.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Friday, said the APC and the Presidency have been trying to transfer their vile spirit of vengeance to Nigerians, as manifested in their refusal to let go, even after the citizens have accepted PDP’s apology, which were made in the overall interest of national healing, renewal and reconciliation.
“The Presidency and the APC do not have the spirit of forgiveness. They believe that they must take revenge on everything. This is why they are going about hounding everybody perceived to hold opinions that are contrary to their interest.
” This explains why they have continued to keep people like the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in detention, even after he has been granted bail by the courts.
” That is why they are after figures like Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu as well as politicians perceived to be interested in the 2019 Presidential elections.
” The fact however is that Nigerians have seen through their vile tendencies and have abandoned them in their vengeance seeking ventures.
” Moreover, it is incongruous and shameful that the Presidency and APC are still engaging in their hypocritical media trial of asking the PDP to refund alleged looted funds, when the world is aware that those who looted the economy are all in the APC where they have become the poster faces of President Buhari and his discredited party.
“While we restate our challenge to the Presidency to name any individual in the repositioned PDP indicted for looting public fund, we make bold to state that in President Buhari’s cabinet are former APC governors indicted by their states for looting funds belonging to the people, bulk of which were used to finance the President’s 2015 campaign.
“We also have the list of prominent individuals, who were indicted of looting but have since crossed over to the APC where they are now provided cover by the Buhari administration.
” We assert boldly that the PDP has never been convicted or indicted for corruption and that there is no individual in the rebranded PDP who is indicted of looting public funds.
” We challenged the APC and the Presidency to make similar claim or keep quiet and hide their faces in shame.
” If not, we will no longer hesitate to go public with the list of indicted individuals in their fold who looted their state resources and deployed such funds to Buhari 2015 Campaign” the party said.