PDP accuses Presidency of round-tripping in N45m nomination form for Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency of round-tripping the N45 million claimed to have been contributed by a shadowy group to buy the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential nomination form for President Muhammadu Buhari.

  The party through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that Buhari's inability, as "Mr. Integrity", to explain the registration status, membership and source of funding of the shadowy group exposes the charade in the latest failed endorsement stunt.

  The PDP said that it was laughable that the Buhari Presidency does not realize that such stunts have become out-worn and cannot sway opinion in a country with citizens as enlightened as Nigerians.

   According to the opposition party, most Nigerians already know how some officials at the presidency, made up of corrupt individuals, racketeers and certificate forgers, hurriedly assembled the group and mobilised them with N45 million for the APC presidential nomination form, which was hiked to scare away other contestants.

  “How members of the group were settled for the stunt as well the issues and disagreements that arose from the deal are also known to many Nigerians,” PDP stated.

  The PDP also said that the Presidency was shielding Buhari from knowing that Nigerians do not believe the falsehood that a set of individuals, facing the challenges of abysmally low purchasing power, put together a wholesome N45 million to buy him a form.

It further stated that Nigerians were still waiting for  Buhari to disclose the proof of registration, membership, list of individual contributors and amount contributed by the shadowy  individual members.

 Besides, the PDP tasked President Buhari to disclose the official correspondences of the 12 million members of the Rice Farmers Association, members of the Fertilizer Producers Association and the members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association whom, he claimed, offered to buy nomination form for him.

 The PDP, however, described as unpresidential, the outbursts credited to President Buhari against those who left the APC, noting that such was an unwarranted attack on innocent Nigerians, whose only offence was that they chose to abandon the APC.

  Besides, the PDP counseled President Buhari to forget the idea of painting himself as a lover of youths and asking for funds from them, as his "lazy youth" comment and talking down on young persons not to contest against him in the 2019 election, amply convey his disdain for the Nigerian youths.

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