The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blasted its main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, over calls that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele should resign.
This was contained in a statement issued Friday in Abuja by the National Secretary, Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe.
The ruling party described the call as “delusional”, which was based on a deliberate distortion of a television interview Akpanudoedehe had granted a national television where he accused the PDP of looting the apex bank during its tenure.
According to him, PDP based its call on a deliberate distortion of a television interview he had granted a national television. He accused the erstwhile ruling party of looting the apex bank during its time in power.
In an unedited interview video clip seen by vanguard Correspondent, Sen. Akpanudoedehe said he would not dignify a sinking party with a response when asked to react to the series of allegations by its opposition.
He had said, “You have in your archives these same people who borrowed over $400million for a CCTV project in Abuja. Where are the cameras today? Do you see cameras? Are you being monitored? The money was shared.
“We are talking about people who took a private plane to South Africa to buy arms, and today you do not hear about the outcome of it. Is it because the president is lenient?
“We are talking about people [PDP] who were sharing money, who were looting the Central Bank of Nigeria, sharing money among themselves. Those are the people who have the guts today to talk about a [APC] government that is properly run”.
Part of Friday’s statement reads, ‘Our attention has been drawn to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP delusional call for the resignation of Mr Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN over phantom allegations.
“PDP has based its call on a deliberate misrepresentation of a recent television programme interview I granted.
“A look at the PDP statement shows that the writer, for apparently mischievous reasons, did not quote verbatim the purported statement.
“The recordings of my recent television programme reaction to the massive stealing perpetuated by previous PDP governments are publicly available. Nowhere was Mr Godwin Emefiele, the CBN Governor, accused of any wrongdoing mischievously misrepresented by the PDP.
“As stated in the television interview, the APC is not in the habit of joining issues with a sinking PDP, which has lost its credibility.
“As a failed opposition party, PDP’s current delusions is a result of its leadership crisis, lost electoral value, and general failure in the eyes of Nigerians.
“Nigerians are still waiting for PDP’s honest apology to Nigerians for its mindless pillage of our national resources, abuse of public institutions, and the diversion of procured loans to fund its political activities and line the pockets of its cronies and family members”.