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PDP Denies Bribing Lawmakers Says APC Is ‘A Sinking Party’

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday dismiss allegations by the All Progressives Congress that federal lawmakers were being induced with millions of dollars to defect to the ruling party.

The Interim National Publicity Secretary of the APC Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had accused the PDP of rolling out a mouth-watering enticement package that promises 2 million US dollars to each Senator who returns to the PDP; 1 million US dollars to each member of the House of Representatives, and 10 million dollars to each ‘leader’ who abandons the APC for PDP.

It said the price tag for the federal legislators from Rivers State is even higher, at 5 million dollars each.

However, a statement by National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh. It said the allegation was coming from “a sinking party.”

Metuh however said that all well-meaning Nigerians were indeed worried by the statements and actions of the APC which he said were aimed at destroying Nigeria’s democracy and plunging the nation into chaos.

He said that in alleging that lawmakers were being financially induced, the APC sought to create doubt in the minds of Nigerians regarding the integrity of duly elected persons and the entire democratic institution.

He said, “Though this is a preposterous and cheap thesis by the APC to explain away the collapsing fraud upon which its membership is built, it is nonetheless a vicious attack on the citadel of democracy and we call on the leadership and members of the National Assembly not to view the allegation as a mere political statement.

“We urge the National Assembly to insist that the APC withdraws the allegation and apologise to the legislature and the entire nation.

“The truth is that the APC has reached its peak. Diminishing returns has set in and the party can only go down further.”

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