Akin Akande, Abuja
The war of words between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Alliance for Progressive Congress (APC) continued on Tuesday when the former declared that the opposition party is the headquarters of corruption in the country.
PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said that APC was not different from a white washed tomb.
“The APC is a stinking sepulcher. The party is the headquarters of corruption in Nigeria. This is a party whose leaders relish in stinking miasma but artfully turning blind eyes to it,” the party stated.
“They, however, go megaphonic when other political parties are involved. Hardly can you point at any of its leaders without a heavy baggage,” the ruling party noted.
“In fact, the governors and leaders of the APC have been involved in bullet proof car deals more scandalous than that at the aviation ministry but this is conspicuously missing on the sermon list of these false evangelists of good governance,” it alleged.
The party added: “The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly is still standing trial for acts of corruption, yet it is not discussed. In Ekiti, Ogun, Oyo, Edo and Osun, bridges and road contacts are outrageously inflated and the masses daily pauperized with the APC conniving in silence.
“The case of the brazen privatization of Lagos under Tinubu, which has continued till now is a trite knowledge, yet the APC sees no corruption in it at all.”
The PDP further contended that the stench of corruption oozing from the wheeling and dealing of the concessioning of the Lekki toll gate and its debilitating effects on the electoral fortunes of APC was the reason the Lagos State government retrieved and paid off the concession.