WAR OF WORDS: PDP Lashes APC Spokesman, Says He’s Torn Between PMB And Tinubu #Beekhaybee

The Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) has said the spokesman of
the ruling All Progressives
Congress (APC), Lai Mohammed
is torn between trying to
impress President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, the
national leader of the party. In a statement issued on Monday,
July 27, 2015, Olisa Metuh, PDP
spokesman said Mohammed’s
resort to insults confirms the
insincerity and emptiness of the APC
even as a party in power, The Cable reports. Metuh said: “We appreciate the
elementary knowledge of the APC
spokesman in his new role,
especially against the backdrop of
his struggling to impress two
masters at a time, Bourdellion and the President, who distributes the
largesse at the moment, but
Nigerians expect that in his search
for job, he should be decorous,
mature and on the side of truth and
accountability.” The PDP was reacting to
Mohammed’s reaction to the issues
raised by the party in a statement it
issued on Sunday, accusing Buhari of scamming Nigerians with empty
promises. Mohammed had castigated the PDP
for not appreciating the hard work of
Buhari’s government, saying they were reacting to “beer-parlour
gossip” and constituting a nuisance. According to Metuh, the APC failed to
any of the issues it raised in
its earlier statement. Pointing out the issues, the PDP said
the APC failed to address the issue of
the recent organised public
harassment and humiliation against
the immediate-past First Lady and
wife of the former president, Dame Patience Jonathan, at the Port
Harcourt airport and the issue of
resort to sole administratorship by
the President in managing of the
affairs of the nation. “Furthermore, the nation is still
waiting for the APC and the
Presidency to address the issue of
the divisive and tendentious
statement by President Buhari who
declared to the world that he would run a discriminatory government
based on voting pattern in the last
general elections, in clear violation of
his oath of office and the provisions
of the Constitution. READ ALSO: Buhari’s Cabinet: Lai Mohammed Issues One More
Statement “Nigerians are still waiting for
explanations on the embarrassment
that characterised the President’s
U.S. visit, which instead of bringing
gains, yielded only disagreements,
accusations and exchanges between the presidency and their American
hosts. “The presidency and the APC are
yet to address the issue of the
disgraceful treatment meted out on
some Nigerian bankers and captains
of industry by the president during
the visit as well as the absence of an economic team in an important
meeting with U.S. officials, thereby
robbing the nation of the benefits of
the discussions,” the statement
read in part. The PDP therefore, demanded the
APC provided direct answers on the
issues raised instead of resorting to
insults. The PDP and the APC have been
trading words for a long time. The
PDP had recently attacked President Buhari for embarrassing Nigeria on his recent trip to the United States. Some PDP senators had also warned against unleashing the anti-graft
agency on members of the National Assembly.