The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress and its Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu of mopping up cash from the financial sector with the sole aim of buying votes.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, said this in a statement obtained by Oyo News, on Sunday.
Speaking in Abuja, he also stated the party’s position on the ongoing cash crunch and the current economic difficulties being faced by Nigerians.
The PDP expressed optimism that the hopelessness and anguish brought upon our nation by the APC administration will be a thing of the past when the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar assumes office as President come May 29, 2023.
Ologunagba said, “The PDP decries the excruciating pain and distress being faced by Nigerians arising from their inability to access the new Naira Notes occasioned by the reported nefarious activities of corrupt APC leaders who are compromising the system to intercept and hoard the new bank notes for their selfish vote-buying plans ahead of the February 25, 2023 Presidential election.
Nigerians recall the widely-applauded patriotic intervention by Atiku Abubakar that led to the extension of the initial cash swap deadline; an accomplishment which not only demonstrates Atiku Abubakar’s commitment to the wellbeing of Nigerians but also his experience, capacity and integrity to stand for the people and get the system to work for the public good.
“Our Party is however saddened that the cash crunch had persisted due to the sabotage of corrupt APC leaders, including the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who are alleged to have masterminded the intercepting and hoarding of the new notes for their selfish agenda.
“The PDP is therefore disgusted by the hypocrisy being exhibited by the APC Presidential Candidate, who, despite his alleged role in the cash scarcity is pointing accusing fingers at others and seeking to exploit the ugly situation to incite unsuspecting Nigerians with the view to disrupting the 2023 general elections.
“Asiwaju Tinubu and his apologists in the APC are aware that he has no chance in the election and thus are devising all manner of shenanigans to overheat the polity, derail the electoral process and force an undemocratic situation upon our country.
“Nigerians now know the truth and hold Asiwaju Tinubu and the APC directly responsible for the anguish they have been subjected to in the face of this excruciating cash scarcity; another reason they will deal Tinubu a humiliating blow with their votes at the February 25, 2023 Presidential election.”