The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Sunday reacted to allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that President Muhammadu Buhari was plotting to rig the 2019 presidential election by failing to constitute his campaign council.
PDP had alleged that Buhari was plotting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to rig the 2019 election by refusing to constitute his campaign council.
However, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu challenged the former ruling party to focus on its campaign.
APC disclosed that it would soon begin a series of strategic engagements with Nigerians, adding that it started its campaign on assumption of office.
In a statement, the APC spokesperson said, “It is very amazing that two months into the election, PDP is still not presenting any alternative governance agenda before the people of this country. Sadly, the main opposition party appears at a loss as to how to face Nigerians knowing they would have to explain why they so badly mismanaged this country at a period of surplus. Rather than focus on its own campaign, the only apparent concern of PDP is whether APC has flagged off its campaigns or not.
“Of course, APC will soon begin strategic engagements with the people of this country. Unlike PDP, our party as the ruling party began our campaign immediately President Muhammadu Buhari resumed office.
“We have spent the last three and half years carrying out massive infrastructural projects in all the 36 states of the country. We have invested heavily in social intervention programmes targeted at the ordinary Nigerians, at a scale never seen before in this country. The onslaught against corruption, the lasting solutions being put in place to provide security across our country, the transformation in the agricultural and the solid minerals sectors are the real campaigns that the APC government has embarked on since June 2015. We understand that PDP cannot campaign on issues as they have none to present.
“PDP’s recent attempts to speak to issues have ended in disgrace as it became obvious they base their projections and analyses on fallacious data. In effect, PDP is left with no other option than to resort to sophistry. They obviously need another trip to Dubai. Perhaps, they may try China this time, hoping they would at least get their figures right”.