The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of engaging in complete and deliberate falsehood in an attempt to bring down the ruling government.
It said the PDP should be free to open its financial books to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), if it has nothing to hide.
APC National Publicity Secretary Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi said in a statement issued in Abuja that it was unfortunate that the PDP choose to launch itself back to reckoning by engaging in destructive propaganda, deliberately spreading false, misleading and fabricated tales to cause distrust within the country.
The party was reacting to a statement by the PDP accusing the APC government of manipulating its performance indices, engaging in impunity, underage voter registration and trying to use the EFCC to monitor party campaign financing.
But Abdullahi said while the APC welcome criticisms from the opposition, such criticisms should be constructive and not outright falsehood, stressing that while Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is not yet the electoral body every Nigerian yearns for, the PDP should brace itself to face the present realities in the country.
The statement reads: “The APC, in reacting to allegations contained in a press conference delivered by a spokesperson of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), alerts Nigerians to many wild and unsubstantiated allegations against the party, government and critical institutions such as the INEC.
“In the name of playing opposition, the PDP has typically chosen to launch itself back into reckoning by engaging in destructive propaganda, deliberately spreading false, misleading and fabricated tales with intent to cause resentments, distrust and panic in the country.
“While APC recognises the right of the PDP and indeed any other political party to criticise our party, and the policies and programmes of our government, we believe this should be done based on facts and reason.