by Dare Lawal
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has come out with a strongly worded statement criticising the All Progressives Congress (APC) and linking the party once again with terrorism.
In a statement signed by the PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, after the party’s National Working Committee meeting on Wednesday, the PDP said that the APC is “the major beneficiary of the recent cluster of bombings in the country.”
This repeated accusation without proof by the PDP is the reason former FCT minister, NAsir Elrufai, yesterday sued the PDP and Olisa Metuh at a federal high court.
The PDP said it was shocked that while “the entire nation is still mourning following yesterday’s bomb blast in Jos, even as another incident was reported this afternoon in Borno and debris yet to be cleared from the streets of Kano, the cold hearted APC moved its campaign train the Ekiti state in total affront to the sensibility of Nigerians and in tacit indication that the party is benefiting from terrorism.
“The APC has shown that it is a party of hypocritical lots who thrive only when there is violence. “Is it a case of a dancer and the drum beater or the falcon and the falconer? ” Is there a correlation between the spate of insurgency in Nigeria and the capacity of APC to thrive?
“We call on Nigerians to note that it is not a coincidence that a party which had lost its voice with the lull in the spate of attacks suddenly regained its voice, drive and impetus after the abduction of the Chibok School girls and the Nyanya bomb blast which led to the death of many innocent Nigerians.
“Since violence and confusion are their only source of impetus, Nigerians can now deduce why the APC, which is a party made up of elements who vowed to make the country ungovernable for the PDP led administration,
“When we compared the APC manifesto to that of the Janjaweed, we went beyond mere political statement. The truth may still be hidden for sometime but it has a way of expressing itself. We urge Nigerians therefore to make their deductions. Again, the question. Which party is benefiting from this spate of bombings?
“If Nigerians all fall to the sword of insurgency, who will the APC be king over? The question again. Why does it take only carnage and violence for the APC to assert its presumed eminence?
“Blinded by their inordinate quest for power, their hearts have been hardened and they are embittered by the fact that they have been rejected by the people. As such, they feel nothing when innocent Nigerians are felled as long as it offers them the voice and pedestal to further attack the government and the unity of the nation.
“That is why instead of joining to find solution, the APC has continued in blame game against the PDP which is part of well laid out plot to instigate the people against the Federal Government. We can now see the reason behind the engagement of foreign consultants and paid write-ups and advertorials in the media to paint a picture of a gloomy and terrifying future for the country all in a bid to truncate our democracy and destabilize our country in 2015 as predicted by foreign countries.
“Where is the APC’s much advertised solution to insurgency? Is this usual dance on the emotions of grieving Nigerians the motif of the much taunted quest for an all party summit on terrorism?
“In the closet, the APC is merry-making. In the market square, it sheds crocodile tears while enjoying the blame game. This is a well laid out plot to instigate the people against the PDP and the Federal Government while its alliance of expatriate consultants are busy ridiculing and stereotyping in vile, the nation and her people.
“Nigerians must therefore see beyond the veneer of politics to the real intention of the APC which is to impose themselves on the nation using anarchy as an instrument. Nigerians must see that it is no longer about the president or the PDP but about our common destiny as a people and as such must resist their evil machination.
“However, we restate that Nigerians can neither be cowed nor intimidated. Let it be known to the APC that the election for which they have sold their souls to the devil will not have foreigners as voters or umpires. Despite the huge amount of resources they are spending on propaganda and misinformation,