The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Lawan Musa Daura, director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), is a card-carrying member of the ruling party.
It described the accusation as “absurd and frivolous”, and mocked the opposition party for being “broke and badly affected by its loss of power at the centre”.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by Lai Mohammed, its spokesman, the party challenged the PDP to publish any evidence it might have to confirm the allegation, adding that, “after all, it is trite that he who alleges must prove”
“In the absence of that, the PDP must call another press conference to publicly apologise to all Nigerians for engaging in barefaced lies,” it said. It also expressed shock that “the PDP has started exhibiting all the symptoms of hallucination so soon after its gravy train derailed”, saying “it is obvious that the party has now started hearing voices.”
”We know that the psyche of the PDP has been badly affected by its loss of power at the centre. Even the party itself has admitted that much. That situation has now been compounded by the fact that the party is broke.
It is therefore not a surprise that it is no longer able to think straight,” APC said. “The reality of its new situation is just beginning to dawn on it. But we warned the PDP early on that being in opposition is not a walk in the park. We warned that while the party was used to eating its bread with butter on both sides, it will now be lucky to even have bread to it.”
APC further warned the PDP “to spend more time in patching its tattered and battered umbrella than acting as a cog in the wheel of progress of the new administration….