…FG’s Security Allegations Against PDP, Atiku Are Diversionary Stunts
By Ifeanyi Ochonogor
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the Facebook revelation which detailed the devious manipulations and engineering of disinformation in the 2019 general election by President Buhari’s handlers and All Progressives Congress (APC) further exposed them as schemers and real enemies of Nigeria’s democracy and cohesion.
The party in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, insists that the revelation has further exposed the APC as a fraudulent and violence-loving party, whose divisive activities are now directly threatening the security and stability of the country.
“Indeed, the Buhari Presidency and the APC should hide their faces in shame as Nigerians have seen that their professed sanctimony and ‘holier-than-thou’ claims are mere masquerading”, PDP added..
The party noted that there are more damning revelations against the APC, not only on how it rigged the general election, but also on how it is working against the country, which it said will come to light at the appropriate time.
According to the PDP, the APC, which engaged in manipulation to foist itself, will do anything, no matter how vile, to sustain itself in office, not minding the social, economic and collateral damages such could cause the country.
The party declared that it is however, to say the least, despicable that in their desperation to hold on to power at all costs, “President Buhari’s handlers and the APC engaged in this sneaky disinformation, internet lies and smear campaigns against PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar”.
The PDP added that it is also unpardonable that instead of owning up, the Federal Government and the APC, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, are seeking to cover their tracks and divert public attention from their devious acts by making unsubstantiated security allegations against their party and presidential flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar.
“The Facebook revelation exposes how President Buhari, in his claimed integrity, allowed the enlisting of criminals, hackers and internet fraudsters in the desperate attempt to manipulate the views of Nigerians against Atiku Abubakar; a scheme which failed as Nigerians had already made up their minds to do away with the incompetent, deceptive, vindictive and corrupt APC administration”, the party said.
The PDP claimed that it has information of how the APC had to resort to crude manipulation of the electoral process to muscle votes and alter election results after it failed in the smear campaign project.
“The APC has now commenced a renewed plot to engage in fabricated security accusations against the PDP and our Presidential candidate in another desperate stunt to play the victim and divert attention from its endless election manipulations, all in the ill-fated attempt to demonize the PDP, hoodwink Nigerians and confer legitimacy on the outcome of the rigged election”, the opposition party alleged.
The PDP said that since the Facebook revelation, the Federal Government and the Presidency have suddenly gone dumb, having been exposed and shown in their true colours.
The party declared that it however holds to the eternal truth that no matter how lies appears to prevail, truth is bound to triumph at the end of the day.