THE Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO, yesterday, advised the All Progressives Congress, APC, to stop what it described as its scaremongering and prepare for defeat at the March 28 presidential election.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, said in a statement yesterday, “The recent string of lies by Lai Mohammed, the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, attempting to link President Goodluck Jonathan with a protest by the Oodua Peoples’ Congress, OPC, in Lagos is more of the same pattern of falsehood and scaremongering that the APC and its Publicity Secretary have made their trademark. We advise the APC to stop peddling falsehood and scaremongering and to prepare for defeat at the March 28 presidential election.
“Nigerians know very well that this is not the first time that the APC is embarking on spreading lies in the hope of inciting the people against the PDP and President Jonathan. The lies of Lai Mohammed and the APC have never achieved their nefarious objectives and once again their falsehood shall fail. Since the APC covers itself in a cloak of darkness and falsehood, the party must invent a new lie every single day rather than admit that it has no answer to President Jonathan’s achievements in agriculture, aviation, education, roads, railways, industrialisation, women and youth empowerment and other areas. The APC prefers to resort to peddling falsehood rather than engaging in an issues-based campaign.
Issues based campaign
“Now that Lagosians are at last realising the level of sleaze and insurmountable greed among the APC leaders in the state, Lai Mohammed and his handlers are panicking because they know their chances of cornering the market on the golden goose which they have fleeced for the past sixteen years are dimming. This is the single reason why Lai Mohammed and the APC have resorted to their age-old and outdated strategy of firing off a new statement of falsehood every single day in the hope of distracting Lagosians and Nigerians at large from the key issues at stake in this election.
“For the avoidance of doubt, many Nigerians are today questioning the wisdom of allowing the APC, a party that has superintended over an unimaginable level of outright theft of public funds and usurpation and conversion of Government properties for personal use in Lagos State, anywhere near control of the Federal Government. As the elections draw closer and Lai Mohammed and his APC masters have become fully aware that there is a real possibility of their losing Lagos State at the forthcoming presidential and gubernatorial elections. As we draw nearer to the d-day of March 28 we predict that they will issue more baseless and untruthful press statements and falsehood against the PDP and President Jonathan.
“We advise Nigerians to dismiss their childish and pathetic allegations and the sheer rubbish that is being disseminated by the APC. What we are witnessing from them are the frantic gasps of a failed political party that realises that it is about to face a crushing defeat and setback that will send it out of existence. By the time this is all over, the APC will be dumped and forgotten in the dustbin of Nigerian political history”