Looters list, plot by APC govt to divert attention, says PDP

Ologbondiyan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described  the looters  list released by the Federal Government as part of ploy by the government to divert  people attention  from public discourse.

The Party made the observation  in a statement issued by  its national publicity secretary,  Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday in Abuja.

It said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) have failed in its ploy to use the looters lists to divert public discourse from the raging questions on their numerous scandals, manifest sleazes and overall failures in governance.

The PDP, said the nation has now seen that the Federal Government has no case against the PDP.

It noted that the lists only had individuals who were not indicted or convicted for corruption, adding that some of them were not even members of the PDP.

“It is now a notorious fact that the whole essence of the flimsy and contemptible lists was to cause public misperception, ‘change the topic’, and divert international and national discourse from various serious issues.”

These according to PDP include the “parlous state of the nation’s economy” for which Nigerians now resorting to vices, including slavery and suicide as options.

It also listed  intensive global criticism of  APC-led government, particularly with the latest from  Bill Gates and  eminent statesmen.

These according to the party include former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Military President Ibrahim Babangida and former minister of defence and ex-Chief of Army staff, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma.

“The international interest over speculations of conspiracy theorem on the alleged manipulation of security in the abduction and return of the Dapchi schoolgirls for which Amnesty International (AI) has called for an open inquest.

“The international embarrassment over alleged procurement of the Martin Luther King Jr Award for President Buhari, which has now attracted global opprobrium to our dear nation and entire citizenry.”

It also listed the N9 trillion  corrupt oil contracts at the NNPC, alleged stealing of N1.1 trillion worth of crude oil, looting of N18 billion Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) intervention fund and the alleged stealing of N10 billion National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as part of the iasues.

 “These are issues that cannot be swept under the carpet using any ploy whatsoever.

“While we still challenge the APC to name any members of the repositioned and rebranded PDP convicted for corruption, we wish to remind them that our three-day ultimatum to explain the source of looted fund to finance President Buhari’s 2015 campaign still subsist.

 “No amount of blackmail or intimidation can stop Nigerians from holding the dysfunctional APC accountable,” he said.
~NAN


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