The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the foiled attack on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Goldennewsng recalls that four suspected Boko Haram members were arrested in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, over an alleged plot to attack the residence of Atiku.
Reacting to the development, the ruling party called on the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) to investigate PDP’s allegation that the APC was responsible for the attack.
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka stated this in Abuja on Tuesday.
He, however, insisted that Atiku deserves the fullest protection of the law as a Nigerian citizen.
Morka described the PDP’s allegation as a mindless campaign of calumny, saying as an old party, the PDP should not indulge in such.
“In continuation of its vacuous and mindless campaign of calumny, the PDP has alleged that suspected members of Boko Haram terrorist group, Arrested by the police following their foiled plot to attack the residence of Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and its presidential candidate, in Yola, were sponsored by the APC.
“Spewing lies and gibberish has become the PDP’s obsessive preoccupation following its crushing defeat in the last Feb. 25 Presidential Election.
“This bizarre and senseless allegation comes only days after the same badly ailing party alleged, without a shred of substantiation, that APC was engaged in a plot to intimidate members of the judiciary,” Morka said.
He recalled that the PDP had also alleged that the APC was seeking to influence the outcome of pending cases before the Election Petitions Courts.
Speaking further, he stressed that Atiku is a citizen of Nigeria and deserved the fullest protection of the law.
“Our law enforcement authorities must protect and investigate any threat to his person, family or assets and prosecute offenders.
“However, Atiku’s PDP cannot continue to peddle criminal blackmail and wicked falsehoods in the name of opposition politics, unrestrained and without accountability.
“We call on the Police, DSS and other relevant security services to investigate the PDP’s wild and bogus allegations, invite its leadership to substantiate these claims and bring the perpetrators to justice,” Morka added.