Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) paid the sum of N5 million each to consultants masquerading as newspaper columnists to attack and insult individuals, including President Goodluck Jonathan.
The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, also said the agenda of the APC “is to destroy Nigeria’s democracy and the unity it enjoys as a nation.”
The statement said: “As an ill-bred party, it is not surprising that the APC has continued to exhibit crass hatred for the President even to the extent of unleashing their thugs to attack innocent citizens for the singular reason of being in possession of posters of President Goodluck Jonathan.
“The APC is a party of unpatriotic persons whose agenda is to destroy our democracy and the unity we enjoy as a nation.”
“APC has engaged the services of foreigners who have since been imported into the country to do the hatchet job in collaboration with the paid consultants who pocket as much as N5 million for each negative publication.”
It, however, commended Nigerian columnists and bloggers, “who for the love of our dear country and fear of God refused to be made agents of destabilisation.”
“Nigerians must insist that the APC declares the source of the billions of naira with which it is sponsoring the negative publications. We must ensure that the funds are not coming from the resources meant for the development of their states where the people are already subjected to untold hardship on account of the looting and heavy taxes by the APC.”No tags for this post.