The All
Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council on Saturday condemned an alleged
plot by the President Goodluck Jonathan-led Peoples Democratic Party to cripple
the campaign of the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari
This was
contained in a statement signed by the Director Media and Publicity of the APC
Presidential campaign, Mr. Garba Shehu, in Abuja.
He said the APC
Presidential campaign condemned the plot by the Jonathan-led ruling Peoples
Democratic Party to clip the electoral success wings of the opposition APC,
through a proposed grounding of aircraft and freezing of bank accounts
belonging to stalwarts of the party.

According to him,
the plot to destabilise the APC and cripple its flag-bearer, General Muhammadu
Buhari, may be linked to the global attention on its candidate’s performance at
the United kingdom’s Chatham House last Thursday.
The statement
partly read: “The hint we gather from sources is that the government, through
its agents, is plotting to ground aircraft and freeze bank accounts of APC
stakeholders. But history has shown that the forces of evil can never succeed
against the zeal of men and women of virtue and good deeds.”
Shehu said
information at APC’s disposal had uncovered the plot by the Jonathan
administration to use the Aviation Ministry and the security service to hound
and clampdown members of the APC, by prospecting obnoxious means to halt and
slow down Buhari’s popularity.
“There is also a
plot to block or freeze the bank accounts of APC chieftains like Senator Bola
Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Rotimi Amaechi (Director General of APC Presidential
Campaign Organisation), and other prominent leaders believed to be funding the
General’s campaign; and availing him their aircrafts for electioneering
purposes,” Shehu said.
Presidential campaign spokesperson recalled that private jets conveying APC
Governors, Amaechi of Rivers State and Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, were
either prevented from taking-off or landing during crucial political occasions,
particularly during the Ekiti State gubernatorial elections that “saw PDP’s Ayodele
Fayose defeating Dr Kayode Fayemi, in a most controversial military-assisted
contest now known as Ekiti-gate Tape.”
When contacted,
the deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Abdullahi Jalo said, he
was not aware of any such plan and challenged the APC to produce evidence if it
had any.
He said, “The PDP
will remain focused on its campaign for this election. We will not be
distracted by the opposition. If they have evidence of any such plan they
should make it public.”

Source: Punch


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.