Abuja - The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) is reveling at the embarrassment suffered by the All Progressives Congress (APC), over the factual age of the opposition's National Youth Leader, Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo.
The ruling party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said it was "disheartening" that the APC has refused to shed its "unnecessary penchant for lies" even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
"It is public knowledge that Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo contested the Gombe/Kwame/Funakaye Federal Constituency seat in the House of
Representative in 2011 during which he declared his age to be 49 years. The records are there and they speak for themselves," PDP stated.
"If Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo was 49 years in 2011, it naturally follows that he is 52 at present for which he should be grateful to God. It is therefore clear that the statement by the APC declaring him to be 43 years is false. Whilst we concede that the APC has the right to select a person of any age for any position within their fold, including a man of 52 as National Youth Leader, we are however shocked that they chose to lie over an issue as ordinary as the age of a national officer," the statement said.
The ruling party said in lying over the age of its national officer, the opposition party had shown that "it has little regard for integrity and
that its statements cannot be trusted."
The party advised the APC to imbibe the culture of integrity and honesty especially as Nigerians deserve to know the truth and the correct state of facts always.
APC insisted on Tuesday Dasuki was aged 43.
- CAJ News