The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the attack on Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), purportedly carried out by members of his party as the confirmation of the disintegration of the ruling party,
The PDP expressed its position in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, on Monday, in response to the purported attack on Oshiomhole’s residence in Benin City, the Edo State capital, on Sunday.
According to the major opposition party, the action of the APC members who openly challenged its leadership is a huge demonstration of their eternal rejection of the party and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
The statement read: “The manifest greed and ravenousness of its leaders, particularly, in the Presidential Villa, in addition to endless infighting over positions and looted resources has further exposed the party as a soulless mob.
“The APC has never been a genuine platform for governance. It has neither the predisposition nor the design for operable people-oriented policy and programmes. If anything, it has remained a special purpose vehicle, for power grabbing, hijacked by an oppressive and exploitative cabal, who has no iota of interest in the welfare of Nigerians.”
The PDP also accused the APC of enthroning corruption both in the party and the government, adding that Oshiomhole is allegedly misusing his power to get operatives of the security agencies to do his bidding.
The statement read: “Indeed, the propensity of APC leaders at looting our common patrimony as well as the total neglect of the living conditions of the masses, whose mandate they had stolen, has become a huge source of anger and resentment in the hearts of Nigerians.
“Nigerians expect Oshiomhole to respond to the demands of his party members, who are chasing him around like a common tout and for which he was reported to have hidden in a hotel in Benin City.
“Is it not absurd for a National Chairman of a political party that claims to have won an election just a few months back to require the services of truck load of policemen and personal thugs to escape from Benin to Abuja?
“The Edo incident reminds of how the APC National Chairman also allegedly fled the nation at the heat of his reported interrogation by the Department of State Services (DSS) in 2018 over alleged corruption charges.”
The Nigeria Police Force, however, debunked the claims by Oshiomhole, insisting the former Edo governors’ claim were false.