Naija News reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had claimed that the ruling APC and the Presidency were fighting.
In a statement on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodinyan,the PDP said the vicious fight for positions as ‘booty’ of a “stolen mandate further exposes the APC and the cabal in the Buhari Presidency as power mongers who are only interested in power-grabbing, treasury-looting and plundering of our national patrimony.”
“Nigerians watched as a faction within the power-grabbing APC, in a loud protest in our nation’s seat of power, Abuja, earlier in the week, listed the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Mr President’s cousin, Mamman Daura and his long-standing friend, Isa Funtua as members of the said cabal that have appropriated the Presidency and held President Buhari hostage.
“In a counter-protest, the supporters of the cabal had also accused a prominent APC governor of a North West state and his ‘brother’, who is a prominent former minister and former governor of a South-South state, as those fanning the embers of discord in the Presidential Villa to achieve their desperate ambition for power in 2023.”
Reacting in a statement on Sunday, APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu said PDP’s allegation of ‘infighting’ within the party and the Presidency over appointments was the latest of shameful interventions of PDP in the nation’s affairs.
APC said it does not owe the PDP any explanation of the modalities for appointments, and Buhari would appoint “deserving individuals who share our progressive ideals and Change Agenda into positions.”
“Perhaps, to the delusional PDP, it is a sign of division within our rank to successfully mobilize our members behind our candidates for the National Assembly election”, it said.
“In other words, PDP had proved ultimate unity within its rank with several of its members disregarding the directive to vote for its adopted candidates. Here you have a party wallowing in denial.
“As contained in PDP’s latest statement, odious practices like looting, booty sharing and power-grabbing are not practices that the APC wishes to continue from the wasted PDP years.
“Nigerians voted against these devious practices of PDP in 2015 and 2019 and opted for Change, which APC represents.
“We, therefore, call on the PDP to do better as opposition by engaging our party on issues of good governance and matters that would better the lives of the people. This is the least Nigerians expect from the main opposition party.”