The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation, PPCO, on Monday said there was no rift of campaign funding in the party.
PPCO described as “laughable, infantile and diversionary, reports being sponsored by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that there are disagreements in the PDP over the handling of our Presidential campaign funds.”
It said for the “APC and agents of the Buhari Campaign to descend to the level of fabricating stories to create a non existent scenario shows that the ruling party and the Buhari Presidency have finally come to their wits end and are now suffering a pre-defeat trauma.”
In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, PPCO claimed that both “Buhari Presidency and the APC have become so frustrated over their dwindled electoral fortune in the face of the soaring popularity of the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that they are now attempting to inject crisis into the PDP campaign in order to divert public attention from their own failures and rejection.
“For President Buhari’s information, the Atiku Abubakar campaign is owned and driven by the Nigerian public and will never have the kind of rift that have been ravaging the APC campaign, where their leaders, including their National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, went on the run from security agencies over allegations of siphoning funds from aspirants and candidates.
“Unlike the Buhari Campaign Organization, which is practically a den of looters and sanctuary of persons indicted for corruption, which have been running its campaigns with looted funds, the Atiku Presidential campaign have been running a transparent and people-driven campaign, anchored on the volunteered support of overwhelming majority of Nigerians.”
PPCO counseled Buhari and the APC to “note that their resort to smear campaign will not help their cause, as Nigerians would never be distracted from their collective resolve to vote in Atiku Abubakar as the next President, following his proven capacity and will to return our country to the path of national cohesion and economic prosperity.”