The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday asked the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed to prove his allegation that the party was using ‘stolen funds’ to re-brand ahead of 2019.
The PDP in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said the allegation was intended to “Divert public attention from the heavy sleazes under the current administration, the latest being the moves to use the fight against terrorism as a conduit to siphon public funds for partisan purposes.”
The party said, “The federal government has failed to address issues raised by the PDP and the majority of Nigerians, including APC members, who cannot fathom how this administration would want to expend N365bn on fighting insurgents it claimed had been technically defeated.
“It is indeed appalling that rather than being remorseful, the APC-led federal government has renewed its wild allegations and cheap blackmail against the PDP.
“It is clear to all that the PDP do not have access to public funds and cannot be re-branding with stolen money. Instead, we are re-branding on the grace of the general goodwill of Nigerians who have suffered untold hardships in close to three years of APC government.
“While we understand the nervousness of the APC Federal Government over our rebranding and the renewed popularity of the PDP, which has signalled their inevitable death knell, resorting to outlandish allegations will not help them as Nigerians have since seen through such old-fashioned propaganda and gimmicks.”