The Peoples Democratic Occasion, Presidential Marketing campaign Group (PPCO) on Wednesday rubbished allegation by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s marketing campaign was being financed by South African drug barons.
APC’s Deputy Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena had alleged that PDP was money strapped and had resorted to looking for monetary help from a South Africa primarily based drug cartels.
Nabena claimed that the choice was taken as a result of their Dubai agenda had collapsed.
The APC chieftain had claimed that, “the Atiku presidential campaign team and PDP have turned to the drug dealers in South Africa for financial assistance because their Dubai agenda has collapsed”.
Nonetheless, PPCO’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan denied the allegation, stressing that the ruling social gathering’s presidential council was made up of drug addicts and barons.
In a press release, Ologbondiyan stated: “It’s unlucky that President Muhammadu Buhari, who day by day tells Nigerians of his dedication to a free, honest, credible and peaceable polls in addition to concern primarily based marketing campaign will, inside the identical breath, mandate the officers of his social gathering and members of his marketing campaign to be partaking in malicious, vengeful and hate-inclined statements in opposition to respectable Nigerians whose integrity, competence and capability overshadow his.
“We makes daring to state that in contrast to President Buhari, the PDP Presidential candidate and his operating mate, have unbroken data of fulfilling duties in all of the workplaces they’ve occupied.
“They arrive with a trajectory of successes of their numerous engagements in public workplace and have by no means been indicted by any statutory authority or court docket of competent jurisdiction in any matter in any respect
“We nevertheless cost the APC to look inwards and see the array of drug barons, addicts, certificates forgers, cash launderers and treasury looters which can be assembled of their social gathering and Presidential marketing campaign council.
“This assemblage by individuals of questionable characters in a celebration the place their leaders declare integrity is likely one of the puzzles that 2019 election will clear up.
“We’re subsequently not stunned by the descent of the APC to this irresponsible degree of allegation as a subterfuge to divert public consideration from President Buhari’s rejection, failure in governance and schemes to control the 2019 basic elections.
“Finally the PDP urges President Buhari and the APC to refrain from dirty politics as such will not deliver them from the rejection by Nigerians.”