The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for asking the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, to resign.
Naija News earlier reported that the PDP had asked Emefiele to leave the apex bank and asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to begin his investigation and prosecution.
In a statement on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP accused Emefiele of committing economic sabotage by allowing stealing from the nation’s vault under his watch.
Responding, the APC, in a statement issued Friday in Abuja by its Caretaker Committee National Secretary, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, described the call made by the PDP as delusional.
He said the PDP based its call on a deliberate misrepresentation of a recent television programme interview he granted where he accused the opposition party of looting the apex bank during its time in power.
Akpanudoedehe explained that during the interview, he never accused Emefiele of any wrongdoing as being mischievously misrepresented by the PDP.
He, however, said that PDP’s problem is apparently a result of its leadership crisis, lost electoral value, and general failure in the eyes of Nigerians.
Part of the statement reads; ‘Our attention has been drawn to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP delusional call for the resignation of Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN over phantom allegations.
“PDP has based its call on a deliberate misrepresentation of a recent television programme interview I granted.
“A look at the PDP statement shows that the writer for apparently mischievous reasons did not quote verbatim, the purported statement.
“The recordings of my recent television programme reaction to the massive stealing perpetuated by previous PDP governments are publicly available. Nowhere was Mr Godwin Emefiele, the CBN Governor accused of any wrongdoing as being mischievously misrepresented by the PDP.
“As stated in the television interview, the APC is not in the habit of joining issues with a sinking PDP which has lost its credibility.
“As a failed opposition party, PDP’s current delusions is apparently a result of its leadership crisis, lost electoral value, and general failure in the eyes of Nigerians.
“Nigerians are still waiting for PDP’s honest apology to Nigerians for its mindless pillage of our national resources, abuse of public institutions, and the diversion of procured loans to fund its political activities and line the pockets of its cronies and family members”.