The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of falsifying the age of its newly elected Youth Leader, Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo, stating that he is 52 years and not 42 years as declared.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement yesterday, said it was disheartening that the APC had refused to shed its unnecessary penchant for lies even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
According to the party in the statement, “It is public knowledge that Jalo contested the Gombe/Kwame/Funakaye Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives in 2011 during which he declared his age to be 49 years. The records are there and they speak for themselves.
“If Jalo was 49 years in 2011, it naturally follows that he is 52 at present for which he should be grateful to God. It is therefore clear that the statement by the APC declaring him to be 43 years is false.
“While we concede that the APC has the right to select a person of any age for any position within its fold, including a man of 52 as national youth leader, we are however shocked that they chose to lie over an issue as ordinary as the age of a national officer.”
The PDP said in lying over the age of its national officer, the APC had shown that “it has little regard for integrity and that its statements cannot be trusted.”
The ruling party advised the opposition party now under a new leadership to imbibe the culture of integrity and honesty especially as Nigerians deserve to know the truth and the correct state of facts always.