Party supporters dance carries a banner with picture of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thurs ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed the allegation raised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) the former planned to frame Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega.
On Wednesday, APC accused President Goodluck Jonathan and the ruling party of planning to deposit a large sum of money into the bank account of Jega and subsequently frame him and one of APC leaders, Bola Tinubu.
PDP has dismissed the allegations as “false alarms and outright lies.”
“Indeed, Nigerians are not surprised at the contents of the recent false alarms by the APC as they are undoubtedly a reflection of the character, inner thoughts and ideology of its leaders.
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"These ignoble ideas are clearly incompatible with the ideology of the PDP and President Jonathan who has overtime demonstrated the qualities of a true democrat and not a reformed one,” PDP said through a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh.
The ruling party also debunked allegations of plans to use security agencies to intimidate or implicate opposition leaders.
This was part of APC’s worn out antics of attempting to use nuisance alarm to heat up the system having failed to articulate credible manifesto to secure genuine followership among Nigerians, PDP argued.
“Nigerians are aware that this is not the first time the opposition would be raising such alarms just for Nigerians to find out that they are lies. We have here a group of people who are being haunted by failure and self inflicted woes.
"APC has all along been deluding itself as a government in waiting with some phantom popular image it created for itself in the social media. Now that reality has dawn it in the face, it has resorted to deploying all manners of antics in a failed attempt to win the sympathy of Nigerians.”