By Samuel Ogidan
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday told All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government to return all stolen funds used to finance President Muhammadu Buharia��s election in 2015 to the Federation Account.
The party also told the APC government to end its false sanctimony, adding that the ruling party cannot continue to play the saints when state governors, who stole hundreds of billions of naira meant for the development of their states to fund President Buhari in 2015, are still enjoying cover as members of the Buhari kitchen cabinet, despite outrage from Nigerians.
Defending itself, PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, observed that there is no evidence that the party looted any public fund, adding that, the APC and President Buhari campaigned for the 2015 presidential election with looted billions of naira meant for the provision of essential amenities for ordinary Nigerians.
According to PDP, “Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, misfired in his outburst that the PDP should return alleged looted funds, when the only party known to have used looted funds has always been the APC.
“It is, to say the least, despicable that the APC and its Federal Government, in their arrogance, would always try to play the saint when they were elected with stolen fund and have continued to reek with filth and sleaze.
“Nigerians are aware that prior to the 2015 election, President Buhari had informed that he was insolvent.
“He, however, took Nigerians by surprise as he enjoyed one of the most expensive presidential campaigns in the history of our nation, while turning a blind eye to reports of massive looting of funds from APC controlled states.
“Indeed, if there is any party that should refund looted funds, it is the APC, which directly used stolen money to scheme in the election of President Buhari in 2015, while known culpable persons now sit comfortably around the Presidential table, still superintending over the looting of our common patrimony.”
By Samuel Ogidan