APC paying hack writers to smear Atiku, Obi – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of paying millions of naira to hack writers to spin negative narratives with a view to creating an impression of disagreement and bad blood among its leaders and members.

The party, in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, accused the ruling party of smear campaign against its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi. PDP noted that the combination of Atiku and Obi was well-received by Nigerians across board, contrary to spurious publications allegedly being sponsored by the APC.

According to the statement, APC, and the presidency, having failed to stop the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as presidential candidate; “having failed in their attempts to smear him with unfounded allegations, have now resorted to attacking our vice presidential candidate and trying to create the impression that he is not well received in some parts of the country.”

The party noted that President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC have been jittery since the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate, which was further heightened with the choice of Peter Obi as his running mate.

The PDP stated that the combination of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, “with their internationally acclaimed forthrightness, hard work, ingenuity and managerial competencies, guarantee a prudent and result-oriented administration that will liberate our nation from the economic shackles which the wasteful, incompetent, and deceptive APC administration has plunged our nation into.”

It added that, the presidency and APC’s resort to fabrications and personal attacks against PDP candidates instead of presenting their achievements and programmes to Nigerians, confirmed that they have nothing to offer as they have been trending on false performance claims and propaganda.

The PDP promised not to descend to the shallows with the APC but focus on how to salvage the nation from the economic hardship, acute hunger and starvation as well as the daily bloodletting that have become the order of the day under the President Buhari administration.

“Nigerians have gone through enough pain and anguish under President Buhari and no amount of smear campaign and personal attack on our candidates will ever whittle their resolve to vote in Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi with their proven political will and commitment to the welfare of Nigerians,”. PDP assured.

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