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PDP Demands Apologies From APC Over Bribery Allegation

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the National Assembly to compel the All Progressives Congress, APC, to withdraw its allegation that the ruling party is bribing defecting members with huge sums of public money and offer apologies to the entire country.

National publicity secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, said the APC was merely making spurious claims, with the aim of casting doubt in the minds of Nigerians regarding the integrity of duly elected persons, politicians and the entire democratic institution.

“The truth is that the APC has reached its peak. Diminishing returns has set in and the party can only go down further. It is a clear sign that it has exhausted all its strategies and now seeks to cover its premature boast of majority in the National Assembly,” he said.

Metuh said that the PDP under its new national chairman, Adamu Muazu, is reaching out to all its members including those that defected in a reconciliation drive that is already yielding dividends.

“We are not surprised about the flurry of defections and return to our fold. The PDP remains the only national party while the APC is quasi national. The PDP is owned equally by all its members irrespective of race and religion, the APC is owned by a tiny clique of civilian and civil-clothed dictators whose major agenda is to capture power for selfish ends and turn Nigeria to either old Sudan or Somalia,” he further stated.

In his view, the PDP is the only political party with a consistent structure, vision and achievements in the transformation of Nigeria since 1998 and the party expects more defections to its fold in the days ahead.

The APC in a statement on Tuesday alleged that the PDP had rolled out an enticement package that promised $2 million (N328 million) to each senator who returns to the PDP, $1 million (N164 million) to a member of the House of Representatives, and $10 million (N1.64 billion) to a “leader” who dumps the APC for PDP.

It also claimed that the price tag for the federal legislators from Rivers State was even higher – $5 million (N821 million) each.

PDP Demands Apologies From APC Over Bribery Allegation

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the National Assembly to compel the All Progressives Congress, APC, to withdraw its allegation that the ruling party is bribing defecting members with huge sums of public money and offer apologies to the entire country.

National publicity secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, said the APC was merely making spurious claims, with the aim of casting doubt in the minds of Nigerians regarding the integrity of duly elected persons, politicians and the entire democratic institution.

“The truth is that the APC has reached its peak. Diminishing returns has set in and the party can only go down further. It is a clear sign that it has exhausted all its strategies and now seeks to cover its premature boast of majority in the National Assembly,” he said.

Metuh said that the PDP under its new national chairman, Adamu Muazu, is reaching out to all its members including those that defected in a reconciliation drive that is already yielding dividends.

“We are not surprised about the flurry of defections and return to our fold. The PDP remains the only national party while the APC is quasi national. The PDP is owned equally by all its members irrespective of race and religion, the APC is owned by a tiny clique of civilian and civil-clothed dictators whose major agenda is to capture power for selfish ends and turn Nigeria to either old Sudan or Somalia,” he further stated.

In his view, the PDP is the only political party with a consistent structure, vision and achievements in the transformation of Nigeria since 1998 and the party expects more defections to its fold in the days ahead.

The APC in a statement on Tuesday alleged that the PDP had rolled out an enticement package that promised $2 million (N328 million) to each senator who returns to the PDP, $1 million (N164 million) to a member of the House of Representatives, and $10 million (N1.64 billion) to a “leader” who dumps the APC for PDP.

It also claimed that the price tag for the federal legislators from Rivers State was even higher – $5 million (N821 million) each.

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