The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) of “organizing its National Convention with funds stolen from public coffers.”
The major opposition party claimed the APC national convention would be a celebration of corruption organized to crown dishonest and fraudulent individuals.
According to a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodiyan, some of the personalities vying for positions in the APC’s convention should be “guests” at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The statement reads, “The PDP also said the APC has become a laughing stock and a huge joke among Nigerians following the inability of its leaders to resist the imposition of an individual overburdened by corruption allegations as its new leader.
“It is sickening to note that the entire APC Convention is a celebration of corruption organized to crown dishonest and fraudulent individuals, who ordinarily should be guests at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) offices across the nation.
“With this, the APC has finally capped itself a party of corruption, deceit and lies, where alleged treasury looters are robed as kings and where all decency have been thrown overboard for official hooliganism.
“Moreover, Nigerians find it very nauseating that a party, whose Federal Government claims to be fighting corruption, has itself, remained the
biggest beneficiary of corruption and stolen public funds.
“Our investigation had since revealed that governors of APC-controlled states were coerced to divert huge sums from federal bailout funds meant for the wellbeing of the people as well as monies budgeted for development projects in various communities, to fund a failed convention that promises to sing the Nunc Dimitis of APC.”
The party also challenged the APC to “deny reports that funds were syphoned from some federal agencies to finance a wasteful convention.”
“Nigerians can now surmise why the Presidency refused to bat an eye over reported syphoning of billions of naira from the National Health
Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) allegedly to fund the activities of the APC.
“Furthermore, Nigerians now have a clue regarding the source of the N671 million reported to have been stolen from the APC account by some of its officials, who allegedly diverted the money into their private accounts.
“The PDP calls on Nigerians to mark the APC National Convention as an epilogue for a party that has caused our nation and her people so much pain and anguish in the last three years.”