PDP Blast APC, Describes Convention as Jamboree

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) for imposing the National Chairman position on Sen. Abdullahi Adamu.

This was contained in a statement on Sunday by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba. The party noted that Adamu had been arraigned in court on 149 counts of alleged fraudulent award of contracts and stealing of public funds estimated at N15 billion.

The PDP further belittled the ruling party for organizing what it described as a jamboree in the name of a National Convention, stressing that it was a convention of lies, a celebration of illegality, corruption, and arrogance in failure. The party further added that any leadership born through such a process could only be overtly corrupt, debauch, and illegal.

“It is clear that with the combination of the corrupt, deceitful, and rudderless Buhari-led APC government and the illegitimate Abdullahi Adamu-led party leadership, corruption, economic hardship and rudderlessness in the APC government will worsen in our country in the remaining one year of the APC in government,” the statement read in part.

Speaking further, Ologunagba noted that the composition of the APC national leadership is an explicit confirmation that the Buhari led government has never been committed to fighting corruption as it claimed.  

He added that members of the APC national leadership, particularly Sen. Adamu, should “come clean on corruption charges against them”.

“The new APC Chairman should inform Nigerians why he was not courageous enough to submit himself to trial at the Federal High Court, Lafia, Nasarawa State rather than hide under technicalities. Senator Adamu should therefore come clean to Nigerians on the said case before parading himself as a saint.

“It is, therefore, pathetic to see Sen. Adamu showboating on stage to impress his puppet master by attempting to denigrate other Nigerians and our great Party, the PDP.

“Our party has only pity for Sen. Adamu and does not intend to confer him an undue relevance with a response. Sen. Adamu should, however, be conscious of the fact that time does not run against the state in criminal matters. He should therefore not have any illusion that being an APC Chairman will avail him of a perpetual cover.

“Moreover, it was appalling to see APC leaders come out one after the other at their national jamboree to spew out lies and false performance claims on the economy, infrastructure, and security even in the face of biting economic hardship, high cost of living, excruciating fuel emergency, lingering crisis in the education sector and escalated insecurity that was happening real-time and simultaneously when the ridiculous claims of achievement were being made.

“Is it not shameful that while APC leaders were lying on stage in Abuja, terrorists were busy attacking the Kaduna International Airport, located in an APC controlled state?” Ologunagba asked.

“In any case, the PDP restates its cautions that the purported APC National Working Committee (NWC) does not have the legitimacy of office as the process that produced it under the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) remains unconstitutional and flawed.”

Meanwhile, the PDP had on Friday filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja, questioning the party’s governance structure and demanding that the convention should be declared unconstitutional.

The party had also reiterated in a statement on Sunday that any aspirant intending to participate in the 2023 poll under the APC is on a journey to nowhere.

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