APC distracting attention from Osinbajo indictment – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, faulted the ruling All Progressives Congress over the APC’s “contradicting” statements about him recently.

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Atiku’s position was contained in a statement by the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation.

The organisation recalled that the APC last week accused Atiku of attempting to smuggle a large sum of money into the country to fund his campaign.

The organisation said it was surprised that the same APC which made that allegation turned around by releasing a new statement contradicting their earlier statement and alleging that the former Vice-President was broke.

It recalled that the APC claimed Atiku was at a crossroads on how to source funds for his campaign.

The statement read, “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 Services 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-week crash course on how to run an issue-based campaign that is guided by civility and refined language.”

The campaign organisation said it sympathised with Oshiomhole on his ordeal and assured him that if he was finding the APC too hot for him, he should throw in the towel and join the APC chiefs who had washed their hands of the party “and its hydra-headed problems.”


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