The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its leaders of a “conspiratorial silence in the face of the worrisome revelation,” in which Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has been accused of affiliation with terrorist groups.
This was made in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan.
Ologbondiyan said the PDP asserts that the silence by the APC and its leaders is a direct confirmation of APC’s support and sympathy for acts of terrorism.
This, Ologbondiyan added, is in addition to the “wanton mass killings, banditry, maiming, kidnapping and marauding, which have overtaken our landscape as a nation under its watch.”
According to him, the PDP finds such as unthinkable that the APC as a party, and some of its leaders, who are going about grandstanding on their aspiration to further lead our nation, can be “silent on the face of a major threat to our national security as well as our foundation as a nation.”
Continuing further, the PDP spokesman added, “Our party had always drawn the attention of Nigerians to the manifest relationship and camaraderie between terrorist elements and APC leaders, including those angling to be President.
“Nigerians could recall that our party had always urged the APC and its leaders to free our nation by returning the political mercenaries and thugs they imported to help them rig the 2019 elections.
“Instead, the APC has allowed their political mercenaries to continue to maraud our country, with Isa Ali Pantami being accused of using his office to compromise the NIN registration exercise to register such aliens with a view to foist them on our nation as citizens.”
The PDP challenged APC leaders to speak out by calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to relieve Isa Pantami of his office without further delay.
The party also noted that the president, after relieving Pantami of his position, should clean up whatever “compromises he may have made in the system and take further steps to protect our nation from terrorist activities.”