The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has referred to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a sanctuary of international scammers and looters of repatriated funds.
The party stated this while berating the ruling APC for attempting to cover its alleged complicity in the looting of repatriated funds as well as defending the “exposed current plot by its leaders and the cabal in the Presidency to plunder the recently repatriated $311 million”.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday, the PDP said:
“It is not surprising that the APC is again serving as the mouthpiece of corruption and sleaze, given that it holds the medal in deceit, propaganda, concealment of fraud and as a sanctuary of corrupt individuals, international scammers, certificate forgers and looters of repatriated funds.
“Instead of seeking to divert attention, the APC should face the issue and respond to the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, who alerted the nation that the APC administration’s N500 billion Social Investment Programme is a huge scam and that bulk of the money did not get to the designated poor; a fraud for which the APC remains indicted.
“Our party further challenges the APC to respond to the report of the US Department of State, which exposed the plot by the APC administration to divert $100 million of the repatriated fund to the Chairman of APC Governor’s Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.
“No! The APC would not attempt to make the littlest of response because its hands are heavily soiled with looted funds.”
The opposition party went further to say that it was on record that the APC has not been able to point to any project executed by its administration despite the stream of repatriated money channeled to it.
It added, “It is not for nothing that the APC has been riotous since our party busted its fresh plot to loot the repatriated $311 million, and had resorted to vituperations, insults, threats and unfounded accusations against well-meaning Nigerians. It is because our insistence on transparency and accountability in the handling of the funds has ended their re-looting ploys.
“It is even more distressing that officials of the APC administration are already compromising the sovereignty of our nation by attempting to transfer the powers of appropriation of our national resources from our National Assembly to foreign powers, just to conceal the plot to siphon the money.”
Noting that the power to appropriate national resources is only vested on the National Assembly and cannot be surrendered to any foreign power under any guise, the PDP charged the National Assembly to get ready to use its legislative instruments against the APC-led government, should the repatriated fund be dissipated in any manner other than as prescribed by the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
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