The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said after a it carefully appraised unfolding national events, especially the spate of insurgency and terrorist attacks in the country, it was clear that All Progressives Congress (APC) was major beneficiary of the recent cluster of bombings.
The party also expressed shock that while the entire nation was still mourning following Tuesday’s bomb blast in Jos, even as another incident was reported yesterday in Borno State and debris yet to be cleared from the streets of Kano, the cold hearted APC moved its campaign train the Ekiti State in total affront to the sensibility of Nigerians and in tacit indication that the party is benefiting from terrorism.
This was the outcome of the PDP’s National Working Committee (NWC) meeting contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh.
According to PDP, “The APC has shown that it is a party of hypocritical lots who thrive only when there is violence.
“Is it a case of a dancer and the drum beater or the falcon and the falconer? “ Is there a correlation between the spate of insurgency in Nigeria and the capacity of APC to thrive?
“We call on Nigerians to note that it is not a coincidence that a party which had lost its voice with the lull in the spate of attacks suddenly regained its voice, drive and impetus after the abduction of the Chibok School girls and the Nyanya bomb blast which led to the death of many innocent Nigerians.
“Since violence and confusion are their only source of impetus, Nigerians can now deduce why the APC, which is a party made up of elements who vowed to make the country ungovernable for the PDP led administration, must continue to use all instruments at its disposal to promote division, cause mayhem and encourage all actions that will embolden insurgents and their supporters” Metuh stated.
It said when it compared the APC manifesto to that of the Janjaweed, “we went beyond mere political statement. The truth may still be hidden for sometime but it has a way of expressing itself. We urge Nigerians therefore to make their deductions. Again, the question is Which party is benefiting from this spate of bombings?
“If Nigerians all fall to the sword of insurgency, who will the APC be king over? The question again is why does it take only carnage and violence for the APC to assert its presumed eminence?”
PDP said the party was “blinded by their inordinate quest for power, their hearts have been hardened and they are embittered by the fact that they have been rejected by the people. As such, they feel nothing when innocent Nigerians are felled as long as it offers them the voice and pedestal to further attack the government and the unity of the nation.”
PDP therefore said rather than join to find solution, the APC had continued in blame game against the PDP which is part of well laid out plot to instigate the people against the federal government.
In view of this, PDP said: “We can now see the reason behind the engagement of foreign consultants and paid write-ups and advertorials in the media to paint a picture of a gloomy and terrifying future for the country all in a bid to truncate our democracy and destabilise our country in 2015 as predicted by foreign countries.
“Where is the APC’s much advertised solution to insurgency? Is this usual dance on the emotions of grieving Nigerians the motif of the much taunted quest for an all party summit on terrorism?
“In the closet, the APC is merry-making. In the market square, it sheds crocodile tears while enjoying the blame game. This is a well laid out plot to instigate the people against the PDP and the federal government while its alliance of expatriate consultants are busy ridiculing and stereotyping in vile, the nation and her people.
“Nigerians must therefore see beyond the veneer of politics to the real intention of the APC which is to impose themselves on the nation using anarchy as an instrument. Nigerians must see that it is no longer about the president or the PDP but about our common destiny as a people and as such must resist their evil machination” Metuh said.
But PDP restate that Nigerians can neither be cowed nor intimidated, saying, “Let it be known to the APC that the election for which they have sold their souls to the devil will not have foreigners as voters or umpires. Despite the huge amount of resources they are spending on propaganda and misinformation, Nigerians know the truth. Lest we forget, violence has never won election any where in the world.”