The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday, December 9; issued a scathing criticism of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
This is in the aftermath of the PDP’s statement; condemning the Buhari government and the Department of State Services (DSS) over last Friday’s court invasion.
Operatives of the DSS had re-arrested Omoyele Sowore on Friday; in a move that triggered widespread criticism.
Meanwhile, the APC issued a statement via its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu; who revealed Atiku and the PDP chose to present and spread concocted alternative facts and lies on the incident.
The statement further clarified that the DSS does not need the president’s permission in all cases; to carry out its essential and constitutional responsibilities.
“Whether Sowore flouted any of his bail conditions or staged; the incident in court is another matter which the court and the prosecuting agency should address,” APC stated.
“Atiku, in his horrid statement particularly; accused the DSS of attacking the presiding judge among other lies being chorused by the PDP and their hirelings.
“Documentary evidence such as videos and pictures have shown that; the tales are a complete ruse until anyone is able to present contrary evidence.
“The PDP and Atiku, in their dubious attempt at painting the APC government bad by all means; have chosen to exercise no restraint whatsoever in spreading falsehood.
“We would continue to reiterate the need for Nigerians to be wary of these people; who are bent on bringing our country down.
“We call on Nigerians to look at the issue of Sowore’s arrest and subsequent trial dispassionately; and devoid of the skewed narratives and sentiments being propagated by the likes of Atiku and PDP.
“Our laws are clear on treason and Nigerians would expect decisive actions; from our law enforcement agencies and government.
“Any attempt to truncate our democracy and threaten our collective peace and safety must and will be resisted using the full weight and instrumentalities of the law.”