PDP wants more answers on APC data centre
by AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – NIGERIA’S ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has case to answer following allegations the opposition was tampering with Permanent Voter Card (PVC) ahead of next year’s elections.
The accusations follow the raid of the APC’s data centre in Lagos.
“In posting series of lame denials, even when caught in the act and attempting to compare their crime to the American Watergate political scandal, the APC has clearly exposed its culpability and confirmed our stand regarding their criminal tendencies and penchant for deceit and lies,” PDP National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwon, in a statement.
The ruling party said any APC leader found to be behind the crime should be prosecuted, adding members of the APC should “hide their faces in shame as desperate and disgraceful lot whose activities have continued to stain the image of the country.”
“It is to say the least despicable that instead of apologizing to Nigerians for this heinous crime, the APC leaders have resorted to lies and dirty tricks in an attempt to play the victim and blame the PDP for their self inflicted woes.
“In referring to Watergate scandal involving (then-) American President Richard Nixon and the bugging of Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters, the APC stood the truth on its head and tried to play on the intelligence of Nigerians by trying to politicize an obvious criminal acts.”
Kwon urged security agents to act.
“We therefore urge our security agencies not to allow them to be intimidated by the APC, but hasten investigations on this crime.
“This is especially as we restate the fear by majority that the APC may have already started cloning ballot papers and other election documents in their quest to achieve political power by all means.”
Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has challenged the Department of State Services (DSS) to show Nigerians the copies of the cards it claimed that APC was cloning in its Data Office in Lagos.
APC has denied allegations it was cloning voter’s cards.
Joe Igbokwe, National Publicity Secretary, described the accusations as “laughable.”
“That the Department of State Services has become a purveyor to the lies and dirty intrigues of the PDP cannot change this fact and we see what happens as far more serious than the Watergate Scandal that led to the
resignation of President Richard Nixon in the United States.”
– CAJ News
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