The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said the Facebook revelation detailing the devious manipulations and engineering of disinformation in the 2019 general election by President Buhari’s handlers and All Progressives Congress, APC, further exposes them as schemers and real enemies of Nigeria’s democracy and national cohesion.
The PDP stated this in a press statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
The party said the revelation exposed the APC as a fraudulent and violent-loving party, whose divisive activities are now directly threatening the security and stability of the nation.
“Indeed, the Buhari Presidency and the APC should hide their faces in shame as Nigerians have seen that their professed sanctimony and ‘holier-than-thou’ claims are mere masquerading.
“Our party notes that there are more damning revelations against the APC, not only on its rigging of the general election, but also on how it is working against our nation, which will come to light at the appropriate time.
“The APC, which engaged in manipulation to foist itself, will do anything, no matter how vile, to sustain itself in office, not minding the social, economic and collateral damages such could cause our dear nation.
“It is, however, to say the least, despicable that in their desperation to hold on to power at all costs, President Buhari’s handlers and the APC, engaged in this sneaky disinformation, internet lies and smear campaigns against PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.”
The PDP said it was unpardonable that instead of owning up, the Federal Government and the APC, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, sought to cover their tracks and divert public attention from their devious acts by making unsubstantiated security allegations against their party and Abubakar.
The party insisted that the Facebook revelation exposed how President Buhari, in his claimed integrity allowed the enlisting of criminals, hackers and internet fraudsters in the desperate attempt to manipulate the views of Nigerians against Atiku Abubakar.
The party expressed joy that the scheme had, however, failed as Nigerians had already made up their minds to do away with the incompetent, deceptive, vindictive and corrupt APC administration.