The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of instigating the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the recent agitation for a new national minimum wage for workers by the organised Labour and a demand for outstanding subsidy claim by petroleum marketers.
But the PDP dismissed the APC’s claims and accused the ruling party of finding pleasure in making unfounded allegations.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekeen Nabena, made the accusations on Thursday night at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja.
Nabena further claimed that the plot to hack the INEC database, instigate ASUU, NLC , the oil marketers under the aegis of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, (IPMAN) and Depots and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) was hatched during a recent PDP retreat in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“You see, the law we are using now was signed by the PDP. So, you as ruling party, you created a law and you are now afraid to use what you created. Does that sound right? You see, what the PDP are doing, they are playing out what they planned in Dubai. This is what they designed in Dubai. They have started playing all of them one by one.
“They started with the Labour agitation for minimum wage. They tried that one to cause problem in the country. It didn’t work; they brought ASUU strike. It didn’t work and they now brought fuel scarcity. These are all the games they planned in Dubai.
“So, their last plot is the Electoral Act. If the president had signed, they would still go and demonstrate. We are waiting for them.