The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation has criticised the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its claims that members of the PDP were behind last week’s attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign convoys in Katsina and Bauchi States.
It also expressed shock that the spokesperson of the opposition, APC, Lai Mohammed, could come up with such an allegation.
The spokesperson of the PDP campaign organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, described the allegation by Mohammed as ridiculous, adding that the lies of the APC were unbelievable.
Fani-Kayode said in a statement that “the allegation by Mohammed that the PDP were the ones behind the attacks on President Jonathan in Katsina and Bauchi States are absurd, reckless and idiotic. The shameless lies of the APC are simply mind-boggling and as each day passes, they seem to be getting worse and worse.
“Does it make any sense for the PDP to hire thugs to chant ‘sai Buhari’, to waive brooms in the air and physically attack their own candidate’s convoy? Does it make any sense for them to throw rocks at their own presidential candidate and injure his bodyguards?
“Honestly, it is clear to all those with discerning minds that the APC has lost touch with reality. They have been blinded by their hate, deceit and their sheer desperation for power.
“The truth is that they are the ones who have an inbred culture of violence and intolerance, and that have encouraged brutal and barbaric behaviour, and not the PDP.
“The PDP values peace, tolerance, a plurality of views, differing opinions and the sanctity of life, but the APC does not. The PDP belongs to the modern age and the modern world but the APC belongs to the dark ages.”
He said the PDP campaign organisation rejected Mohammed’s “absurd allegation,” and warned him, his candidate and his party to be ready for grave and far-reaching consequences if anything untoward should happen to President Jonathan during the course of the campaign.
According to him, “All hell will break loose. The stoning, attacks, violence and intimidation have to stop and the safety and security of our presidential candidate, our supporters and our members must be guaranteed if we wish to avoid being propelled into a vicious and reciprocal cycle of violence, turmoil, destruction and catastrophe in this country.”