The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday denied reports allegedly being sponsored by the All Progressives Congress that there are disagreements in the PDP over the handling of the party’s presidential campaign funds.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, alleged that the APC and agents of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Council fabricated the stories to create a scenario.
According to him, this showed that the ruling party and the Buhari Presidency have finally come to their wits’ end and are suffering from pre-defeat trauma.
Ologbondiyan, who is the Director, Media & Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, said the alleged smear campaign will not help the ruling party and its candidate’s cause.
He stated that Nigerians would never be distracted from their collective resolve to vote in the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as the next president.
Ologbondiyan said, “The PDP is aware that the 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.
“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.
“Unlike the Buhari Campaign Organisation, which is practically a den of looters and sanctuary of persons indicted for corruption that have been running its campaigns with looted funds, the Atiku presidential campaign has been running a transparent and people-driven campaign anchored on the volunteered support of overwhelming majority of Nigerians.”