The National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) through its National Secretary Alhaji Mai Mala Buni has responded to what it calls “baseless and laughable allegations” of a faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) which accuses the APC and the Presidency of being behind the Ali Modu Sheriff-led PDP faction.
A party spokesman was unequivocal in his response, claiming that the opposition was simply getting a rebate on its past sins and general mismanagement of opportunities.
The Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of the PDP had on Tuesday accused the APC and the Presidency of being behind the Sheriff faction, to ensure that the PDP is in perpetual crisis and unable to produce credible candidates for the forth coming elections in Edo and Ondo state.
The Makarfi-led faction is backed by the the formidable power bloc of Governors and the legislative caucuses of the party. It will be recalled that this group pulled the rug from under the feet of Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff at the party convention in Port Harcourt where he was removed as party chairman.
APC National Secretary, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni in a statement said:
“For the umpteenth time, the APC wishes to state that instead of joining issues with the baseless and laughable allegations, the APC would rather join issues that will bring about all-inclusive development in the country.
“However, it should be put on record that the PDP forced on them whatever crisis it is troubled with today due to its politics of imposition and other undemocratic practices which the APC abhors.
“The PDP should put its house in order rather than playing to the gallery and blaming others but themselves for their sins which has come to hunt them. Also, it is evident that the PDP has chosen to employ diversionary tactics because of its inability to produce credible candidates for the forthcoming elections in Edo and Ondo states.”