The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately proscribe the All
Progressives Congress (APC).
The party based it’s call on what it described, “the undisputed revelations that it
financed President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 campaign with looted funds”.
PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola
Ologbondiyan, on Monday, also issued the Buhari-led Presidency a three-day
ultimatum to respond to allegations that it was elected with looted
funds or find itself top of the list of confirmed looters.
The party said instead of the Presidency and the APC to come out with a
response on how President Buhari’s 2015 campaign was funded with looted
sums, “they are busy hallucinating about names of individuals whose
matters are before the courts of competent jurisdiction”.
The statement read in part: “It is evidently clear that the APC, Federal Government and the Minister
of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, are running away from the issue of how they raised money to install Buhari as President.
“They have pressed the panic button and resorted to unfounded allegations against PDP members just to divert the attention of Nigerians and the
international community from their atrocious government and its manifold failures of leadership”.
“The PDP will not join the panicky APC and the Federal Government in
their resort to engage in matters that are subjudice because we believe
and respect the Rule of Law, particularly, as it concerns the rights of every citizen.
“We know those in the APC and Buhari’s cabinet, who as champions of looting, plundered the resources of their various states and handed same over for the very expensive electioneering campaign of President Buhari, who had earlier confessed of his insolvency.
“We have challenged the APC and the Presidency to declare the sources of these funds and how they were used since they have been proven to come
from public coffers.
“Now that the APC, the Federal Government, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the
Buhari Presidency have chosen a loud silence rather than accepting that looted funds were used to install Buhari as President in 2015, we charge INEC to do the needful by commencing the process for the proscription of
the APC as a political party”, the staement further read.