The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop whining and face their self-inflicted woes.
PDP noted that, like in the past the minister once again, “veered off issues of governance and dwelt on hauling insults, misplaced accusations and threats against our party and our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar”.
The party in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan Wednesday said the minister’s tone, “betrays the frustration of a failed administration seeking excuses and scapegoats, instead of accepting its failures and self-inflicted woes.
It further added that, “It is incontrovertible that the PDP, as a highly responsible political party, committed to the unity and stability of our dear nation, nurtured our democracy for 16 years and has continued to express its full respect for every arm of government including the judiciary
“It is equally undisputable that the All Progressives Congress (APC), within a period of four years, has wrecked our democratic structures, relegated and harassed judicial officers, disregarded our laws and judicial pronouncements, divided our people and practically brought our nation to its knees only for them to now turn to look for scapegoats where there are none,” PDP stated.
It also insisted that, in the course of serving the nation for sixteen years, the PDP was never known for intimidating and harassing judicial officers at any level.
PDP described as unfortunate that the Minister of Information and Culture could suddenly recourse to making irresponsible allegations against the PDP and its Presidential candidate instead of accepting their failures.
The statement reads in parts: “As a party we consider it awkward for the APC and its government, under whose only four years tenure, our judiciary has been thoroughly embarrassed, to make frivolous allegations against our party and Presidential candidate.
“It is manifestly clear that the PDP and our Presidential candidate are in court to seek justice and the issues of bias raised by our party are in public domain and in the general interest of majority of Nigerians who gave their Presidential mandate to Atiku Abubakar.
“The fact remains that the APC and its failed government owe it as a responsibility to be accountable to Nigerians; the PDP has a constitutional role to play in this accountability process and our party will not shy away from it.
“The PDP therefore charges the Federal Government to stop inventing excuses and making frivolous allegations of treason for its mass failures.
“The expectation of Nigerians is for the Buhari Presidency to live up to the demands of their offices instead of blaming our party for their self-inflicted woes”.