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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the fabrications by the ruling All Progressives Congress, @OfficialAPCNg against prominent opposition members over alleged fraudster, Raymond Abbas, aka Hushpuppi,…
The party described the statement in a statement issued late Sunday, ” as reckless, irresponsible and further exposes the victimization agenda of the APC, @OfficialAPCNg“:
The party says the fabrications have also further exposed how the APC, @OfficialAPCNg administration has been using agencies under its control to frame innocent opposition members, dissenting voices, rival political parties and perceived opponents of the government on trumped-up charges under the guise of fighting corruption.
The PDP stated that the desperate bid to frame innocent Nigerians who are not in any way involved with Hushpuppi, even after a very broad investigation by prominent investigators including the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), leaves no one in doubt that @OfficialAPCNg government has been victimizing opposition members with fabricated charges.
The party also revealed that it has however been made aware that the statement by the @OfficialAPCNg is part of a heinous design by certain power mongers close to the @OfficialAPCNg administration to commence a fresh clampdown on perceived political rivals within and outside the opposition circles, ahead of the 2023 general election.
The party added that “Nigerians should not be surprised when the @OfficialAPCNg will begin to list the names of innocent political leaders, including those who are now being persecuted in their party, on trumped-up charges, for political interests.”
“While our party has no link whatsoever with Hushpuppi, as the @OfficialAPCNg also acknowledged, Nigerians are aware that his pictures with some prominent Nigerians, such as former Vice President @Atiku, which the @OfficialAPCNg is frenzied about, do not suggest any affinity beyond the usual jostling by people, world over, to be photographed with leaders”, the statement reads in parts.
“Of course, such happens to all prominent individuals, especially leaders, including President @MBuhari.”
“It is therefore unfortunate that a ruling party, which is now led by a sitting governor, is spending its energy to frame innocent Nigerians instead of confronting the myriads of economic and security problems it caused the nation, in addition to finding solution to the serious demands of COVID-19 pandemic.”
The statement continued, “If the @OfficialAPCNg is indeed fighting corruption, it should have called for the investigation of its leaders who, as state governors, ministers and even APC National Chairman have been indicted for stealing and treasury looting”.
“The @OfficialAPCNg should be calling for the investigation of one of their state governors, who was seen on a viral video, stuffing his robe with gratification, in foreign currency, as well as their candidate in a forthcoming election, who has been declared by a former @OfficialAPCNg National Chairman as a treasury looter, who is only good for “night meetings” and not fit to be state governor.”