BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday said that the matter of dipping hands into public coffers as a matter of official policy ended with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This is just as the ruling Party described the allegation of N40billion or N90billion purportedly released to it by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), for 2019 election political campaigns as hogwash.
The APC which stated these while reacting to media reports and a statement from the Peoples PDP over the allegation of the campaign funds from FIRS, said the “baseless allegations” contained in some of the media reports and the subsequent statement by the PDP is an unintelligent and crude attempt at a smear campaign.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said that only the sponsors of the report believe their tales.
Issa-Onilu further said; “We call on the sponsors of the baseless allegation to resolve their confusion. Last time it was N90 billion, now it is N40billion. We also challenge them to provide evidence from not only FIRS but any other government agency where the APC took one kobo for campaign.
“We recall that leaders of the PDP had contemplated changing the name of their party at a time because they were ashamed of their own record of sleaze.
“We however refer the PDP and co-peddlers of falsehood to the records of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) in terms of Cost of Collection accruing to FIRS and indeed the FIRS statement on the subject matter.”