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APC spits fire, warns PDP to stop abusing the President

By News Express on 03/01/2016

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The All Progressives Congress, APC has lashed out on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP over what it calls the unguarded statement and abuses heaped on the party’s leadership and the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.

In a strongly worded statement from the National Chairman of the party, John Oyegun, the APC warned the PDP to stop calling the President names and learn how to be an opposition political party.

He said that the party would not tolerate situations where the PDP makes abusive statements capable of causing disrespect for the Office of the President.

He said: “The APC is worried by PDP’s inciting statements. Respect for the office of the president or heads of government in any clime is not a matter of choice but a civic obligation sanctioned by laws. Being an opposition party or critic is no licence to issue abusive, intemperate and slanderous statements on government officials; most especially the president of the country.”

“Let me remind you that the office of the president is sacred and should not be denigrated by any political party, group or any society,” he added.

Following the presidential media chat, the PDP had criticised the President’s anti-corruption campaign and accused him of lying to the people of Nigeria by promoting double standards and refusing to obey the rule of law.

“For the umpteenth time, the APC urges Nigerians who see merit in the war that the President Buhari-led administration is waging against corruption, not to be distracted by the PDP and their agents of corruption to discredit the war. For the records, the ongoing war against corruption is not selective. Anybody guilty of corrupt practices will face the law.

“If the PDP has any proof of corruption against any APC member or minister as alleged, we advise that they approach any of the anti-graft agencies constitutionally mandated to handle such cases.

“PDP’s rant suggesting a selective anti-corruption fight by the present administration should be seen as a plot meant to distract the citizenry from the successful ongoing war against graft.

“The PDP does not have the luxury of dictating how the present administration carries out its legitimate duty of catching looters, as long as it conforms with the rule of law,” Oyegun said. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows Oyegun.

Source News Express

Posted 03/01/2016 10:18:46 PM





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