APC has stolen over N15Trn from national treasury, PDP claims
By Sunday Elom N.
Opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has accused leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) of stealing over N15 Trillion from Nigeria’s vault in its last six years on the saddle of governance.
A statement issued by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiya, yesterday claimed, “The APC has destroyed our nation, opened our dear fatherland to bandits and terrorists and turned our nation into an expansive killing field and a large funeral parlour.”
The statement added that, “the APC has wrecked our economy, opened our national vaults to its leaders to pillage over N15 trillion and reduced our once thriving country to a beggar nation while mortgaging our future with humongous foreign debts.”
It accused the ruling Party of being responsible for the recent burning of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices in some States of the Federation.
According to the statement, the opposition Party said “it is despicable that having realized that it has no place in the 2023 election, given its abysmal failure in governance, APC leaders are seeking to set our country ablaze and truncate our hard-earned democracy.”
The opposition party said it therefore “Invites Nigerians to note the failure of the APC and its leaders to forcefully condemn this clear assault on our frontline institution of democracy. This is also as the APC administration has failed to take decisive steps to protect INEC facilities from assailants.
Our party wants the APC to know that May 29, 2023 date is sacrosanct for it to leave office, free our nation from its stranglehold and fizzle out from our political firmament. Indeed, history will not be kind to APC and its leaders given the magnitude of atrocities they have committed against Nigerians in a space of six years,” the statement added.
PDP in the statement therefore called on the Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, to as a matter of urgency, invite APC leaders for questioning in connection with the recent repeated “burning of INEC offices.”
The party also called on the Acting IGP to investigate what it termed “their (APC) thugs on the watch list,” insisting that such a step by the police is necessary in order to guarantee the security of INEC facilities and other institutions of democracy in the country.
Orient Daily had reported how unknown gunmen and hoodlums have been burning down INEC offices across the country, especially in the Southeast region including Ebonyi, Anambra, Enugu and Imo states. Many police stations have also been set ablaze while some police officers on duty have been killed during those incidents.