The Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organization has alerted Nigerians that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Organization are manipulating the polity and creating situations for crisis with the objective of scuttling the 2023 general elections and turning our nation into a war zone, having believed he (Tinubu) cannot win in the February 25, 2023 Presidential election.
In a statement by the Spokesperson, Atiku/ Okowa Campaign Organization, Kola Ologbondiyan, he said Nigerians must know that the APC and its Presidential candidate, Tinubu, are the real enemies of the country.
Ologbondiyan is quoted to have said the APC are ”the manipulative ‘assailants’ who parade as the comforters; the same hands that play the war drums but pose the peace makers; the very harbingers of evil who parade as the Messiahs, but busy laying traps for our democracy and pushing Nigerians to insurrection just to achieve the selfish Emilokan ambition of ruling Nigeria.”
He identified some of the questions in the minds of Nigerians, one of which is the response of the APC when ASUU went on strike for 8 months. Another question is what the APC is doing with the insecurity that has continued to ravage the nation.
He also questioned why the APC governors shy away from the problems of unemployment, poverty and socio-economic development in the country and also on the issue of corruption in which they have played leading roles.
Ologbondiyan claimed that the APC and Tinubu had deliberately unleashed thugs to attack innocent Nigerians, and destroy corporate and personal property just to overheat the polity and truncate the elections.
He claimed that the APC and Tinubu are behind the scarcity of Naira notes having intercepted and warehoused the new currency for the purpose of vote buying and refusing to turn in the about N1 Trillion old notes stolen from government and stashed in secret vaults, and are shedding crocodile tears and pointing accusing fingers at others.
Ologbondiyan said the unbridled treasury looting by some APC leaders is directly responsible for the economic misery, escalated insecurity and social instability bedevilling the nation and which has brought untold anguish to Nigerians in the last seven and half years.
According to the spokesman, the APC leaders have reportedly stolen from budgeted allocation for critical sectors including security, education, healthcare, power, road infrastructure and allotments for oil subsidy in addition to over N1.8 trillion allegedly stolen by APC interests from various federal revenue generating agencies in the last five years.
Part of the stashed funds are also reported to be diverted billions of naira in repatriated funds, diverted Covid 19 intervention funds, unaccounted foreign loans as well as the stolen N500 billon Social Investment Programme fund as revealed by First Lady, Aisha Buhari.
“While Nigerians were suffering from the illicit theft of the humongous resources by these APC hypocrites, what was the attitude of the sudden Messiahs?” Ologbondiyan asked.
”Today, APC and Tinubu are attempting to use the economic misery he and his party created to further manipulate Nigerians in an attempt to wantonly destroy our national unity and democratic order.”
Ologbodiyan concluded by saying the PDP Campaign stands with and commends Nigerians for their resolve to withstand the plot by the APC and its presidential candidate to disrupt the 2023 general elections and foist an undemocratic situation of an Interim National Government on Nigeria.
“Nigerians have rejected the APC and Tinubu ahead of the elections. They (Nigerians) have demonstrated their readiness to vote out the APC on February 25, 2023 and not even the brawling, threats, manipulations, incendiary comments as well as treasonable pushing of the people to violence can deter them from this firm decision.
“Our Campaign however charges the Federal Government to track and recover all the monies hoarded by Tinubu as well as these APC leaders and channel such towards the wellbeing of Nigerians,” he said.