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Parties continue spat over state of government coffers

08 July 2015, 08:47 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The spat between the country’s main political parties over packages President Muhammadu Buhari has approved to bail out bankrupt states has taken a new twist.

The People’s Democratic Party has accused the governing All Progressives Congress of reversing its earlier statement about the Excess Crude Account (ECA).

PDP alleged its rival reversed the earlier statement “after it became clear the party had goofed.”

“Our attention has been drawn to yet another embarrassing flip-flop by the Presidency and the APC, this time on their depletion of savings in the Excess Crude Account, (ECA) which they earlier announced was to partly finance bailout for states and local governments across the country,” PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, stated.

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“We are indeed shocked that in their spirited effort to ensure that no credit went to the PDP-led administration for saving the money in the ECA, the Presidency and the APC had to make a dramatic U-turn even after the APC had in a release commended the President for approving spending from that account.”

Metuh said the PDP said Nigerians were stunned that the APC had to alter its statement soon after PDP’s press release demanding that credit be given to its past administration for saving the money in the ECA.

“When we urged Nigerians to pray for President Buhari, it is because in our estimation, the government was finding it difficult to locate a bearing due to the confusion in his party, consequence of which are these embarrassing flip-flops,” Metuh said.

Comment could not be obtained from the ruling party.

- CAJ News


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