PDP: APC Is A Party Of Shameless And Desperate Liars #Beekhaybee

The war of words between the All Progressives
Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) seem not have slowed down as
the PDP has described the APC, as a party of
shameless and desperate liars.
In a statement signed by the National Publicity
Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, and posted
on its Facebook page, the party berated the APC
for sticking to its lies and empty denials despite
overwhelming evidences that the new Director
General of the Department of State Services
(DSS), Alhaji Lawal Daura is an APC member.
The statement read , “when the matter first came
up, the APC spokesman hurriedly went on air
on RayPower radio wherein he stated
categorically to the nation that he never knew
or met “the man”, and that “the man” has never
had any contact or dealing whatsoever with the
APC as a party before his appointment as DSS
Director General.
“When we came up with the newspaper
advertorial sponsored by the APC wherein it
announced Alhaji Daura as a member of its
campaign Intelligence Committee, a very
important position vested on him by virtue of
his membership of the party, as well as pictures
of him with other members of the committee,
Lai Mohammed started singing a new tone,
insulted PDP leaders as hallucinating out of
poverty and asked PDP to produce Daura’s
membership card and evidence of registration.
“We ask, is APC demanding that the PDP invade
Daura’s house to get his personal card? Or that
we should go to Daura to get the APC ward
register? How on earth does the APC
spokesperson want us to go and ask a man in
charge of arresting and detaining people who
hold views contrary to those of his party and
government to give us his party membership
card? How on earth can the PDP request and
get the APC membership register in Daura’s
ward? Who do Lai Mohammed and the APC
think they are fooling? Nigerians?” the PDP
The PDP also accused Mohammed of exhibiting
ignorancee by trying to equate the DSS with the
National Orientation Agency (NOA), the Police
Service Commission (PCC), or the United States
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
“ Perhaps Mr. Lai Mohammed needs to
constantly update and crosscheck his facts. We
wish to inform him and the APC that there is a
great difference between the CIA and the US
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after which
the Nigerian DSS was fashioned.
“Whereas the US FBI and the Nigerian DSS are
vested with the statutory tasks of providing
domestic intelligence, security service and
criminal investigations among others for the
state and can be equated with the British M15
and Russian FSB, all of which have their
headships insulated from politics, the CIA on
the other hand is vested with collecting of
intelligence overseas, the same role as
Nigeria’s National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
“Furthermore, the NOA and PCC are agencies
that have no powers to investigate, arrest or
detain, neither can they be used to harass,
hound or intimidate. Also, we wish to remind
Lai Mohammed that Mr. Mike Omeri, in writing,
declined the appointment into the PDP
campaign committee because of his position as
Director General of the NOA. We note therefore
that in drawing his comparisons, Mr.
Mohammed either exhibited high level
ignorance or acted ostensibly to deceive
Nigerians yet again.
“Severally in the past, we have exposed Lai
Mohammed in terms of lies but instead of
retracing his steps, he keeps on moving from
one ‘lai’ to the other. Only in May this year, Lai
Mohammed nearly derailed the transition
programme when he issued a false statement
alleging that the APC team was being frustrated,
just for the head of the APC’s Transition
Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Joda to announce that
there was nothing of such.
“Nigerians have not forgotten how Lai
Mohammed had in June 2014 issued a
statement wherein he alleged that a plane
carrying Kano state Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso
to attend an APC rally in Ekiti was denied
landing permission in Akure, only for
Kwankwaso’s Director of Press Affairs, Baba
Dantiye to announce that his boss was at
another event in Kano and had no plans to
travel to Ekiti state.
“The APC spokesman should know that being a
spokesperson of a political party does not mean
he should be dishing out lies. He should shed
his unnecessary arrogance and understand that
the APC did not win the Presidential election on
account of his lies and deceit. In fact, this
constant falsehood has become a huge
embarrassment and source of worry for
responsible and respectable persons in the
“Quite often, he boasts of arranging a course for
the opposition. We ask, is he arranging a
course in lies? For the umpteenth time, let us
inform him and the APC that the PDP does not
need their course on the spreading of hatred
and strife with lies, propaganda and deceit. Our
form of opposition is focused only on
constructive criticisms while presenting credible
alternatives to the policies and programmes of
the present administration.
“Our worry however is that the APC
spokesperson has so negatively influenced
some hundreds of young people who now
engage in abuses as a model for effective
communication and this is not healthy for the
polity. We urge Nigerians to purge themselves
of this poisonous mode of communication so
that we can have credible and decorous political
discourse in this country” the party said.
Meanwhile, Metuh has said he is ready to face
probes initiated by the DSS and any other
security agencies. He was responding to
allegations by some aggrieved PDP staff who
accused him of anti-party activities and
extortion .