The All Progressives Congress (APC) is hiding behind the fight against corruption to hide the massive rot in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged.
Lawal Daura was disgraced out of office as Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS). Security operatives allegedly found N21 billion, guns and thousands of permanent voter cards at Daura’s resident.
PDP said APC’s silence on the alleged findings was proof the ruling party has skeletons in its cupboard.
“The world can now see that the PDP has not been raising a false alarm when it alerts that the Buhari Presidency has been using its much hyped fight against corruption and sustained harassment of the opposition as a cover to divert public attention from the humongous stealing going on under President Buhari’s official cover,” PDP spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan said in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.
He said the alleged discovery “has not only exposed the hypocrisy of the Buhari Presidency, but has also stripped it of all integrity and brought its deceptive saintly posturing to a disgraceful end.”
“Today, the sneaky ways of this Presidency have further been exposed and it must not in any way seek to disown the sacked DSS DG as Nigerians already know that he was merely one out of the numerous agents being used by the APC and Presidency cabal in their nefarious activities, including warehousing money, fake PVCs and weapons to be unleashed during the 2019 elections,” Ologbodiyan said.
“What the APC and the Buhari Presidency should note is the eternal reality that though the truth may be suppressed for a while, it always has a way of showing itself to light at the end,” he said.
Meanwhile, a report by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has blamed the National Assembly siege, for which Daura was fired, on powerful politicians who wanted to whip up sentiment for lawmakers who have pitched their tents against President Buhari.