BY GRACE ANYANWU, ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday has described as unfortunate that the Presidency would post a denial even when the media and the public space are already awash with photographs and videos of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
The Party stressed that such a denial by President Buhari’s handlers has further exposed the decadence in the APC and the Buhari Presidency.
It noted that the meeting had APC leaders physically in attendance inside the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Chambers where President Muhammadu Buhari presided.
The PDP therefore rebuked the Buhari Presidency for denying that the NEC meeting of the APC held inside the chambers of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The party said that it is therefore shocking that the Buhari Presidency can state in denial that “this meeting, we say emphatically, was not convened at the Council Chamber. It was virtual, not a physical meeting”.
PDP further said that this is even when the world watched President Buhari addressing the applauding APC leaders, in addition to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Abubakar Malami, physically administering oath of office on the Chairman of APC National Caretaker Committee, Mai Buni, on the floor of the FEC chamber.
These were contained in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in which he stressed that it is a fact before Nigerians that the meeting was physical and only virtual to the extent that some members of the APC NEC members were linked via conference call.
According to the PDP; “Moreover, our party refers the Buhari Presidency to reports already in the media where the AGF admitted administering oath of office to the Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee; an event that took place on the floor of the FEC Chamber.
“What Nigerians expected of the Buhari Presidency and the APC, was to tender an unreserved apology to the nation and desist from further desecration of our national values and official conduct requirements”.
The PDP therefore charged President Buhari to call his handlers to order so as to protect the integrity of his Presidency from further damage.