The All Progressives Congress on Sunday advised President Goodluck Jonathan to focus on how he would tackle national problems in his campaign rather than attack its presidential candidate, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
The APC in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, flayed Jonathan for what it termed “perpetual and tiring mudslinging” against Buhari.
The party said, ‘’We believe that elections should be about issues that will be beneficial to the electorate, not about throwing everything but the kitchen sink at a particular candidate simply because of his soaring acceptability.
“Therefore, it is time for the PDP to end the muckraking and tell Nigerians how it plans to tackle the worsening insecurity in the land, the collapsing national currency, with the US dollar now exchanging for N215, massive unemployment, especially among the youths, decayed infrastructure and the unprecedented corruption under President Jonathan’s watch.
According to the APC, the PDP’s untrue stances against Buhari by the PDP was intended to distract the APC from telling Nigerians how it plans to effect the much-needed change.
The party said the PDP and President Jonathan should tell Nigerians what happened to the $20bn missing oil funds, and come clean on concerns that the money could have vanished into the ruling party’s slush funds for electioneering campaign.
APC said the truth is that the PDP and President Jonathan do not have any answers to those serious issues raised hence decided to engage in campaign for election postponement and the instigation of violence to scuttle next month’s general elections, among others.
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