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2019: Presidency accuses PDP sowing chaos, division in the country

The Presidency warned Monday that the Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP) facing an imminent defeat in the February polls, has embarked on various moves to “sow division and chaos’, in the country, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

“They are attacking the courts and the police, they are molesting INEC commissioners. They are theatrical in spreading falsehoods against persons including the President”, said Garba Shehu, SSA to the President.

What provoked the latest reaction from the Presidency was PDP’s decision to ask the court to make a declaration on President Buhari’s West African School Certificate.

Garba Shehu said the move was unwarranted and a waste of time as the Presidency has the record “of this and of higher qualifications obtained by hard work and truly merited by Mr President”.

Beside, he said the effort would amount to nothing.

“This certificate story is an old one. As Femi Adesina stated clearly, it is a settled issue in the courts. To approach the court to pursue a matter long settled by the temple of justice is an abuse of the judicial system. It is shameful, disgusting and disgraceful.

“It is clear to all at this time that the PDP, facing an imminent humiliating defeat wants to sow division and chaos by seeking the destruction of the institutional structures that support our young democracy.

“By doing these, they assume that they can take away attention from the discussions on issues gaining momentum in the country; the issue of internal security which has been jeopardised by years of near-zero investment under 16 years of the PDP; the provision of long-delayed infrastructure which the President is pioneering; corruption to which the PDP is incurably tied and the sustenance of the prevailing good days in the economy, a business-friendly government working day and night, creating more jobs and affordable life for the poor.

“This election isn’t about the settled issues of certification.

“No matter how honeyed their sweet words, don’t believe them.

“Their evil record can never be washed away. The PDP set a record of murdering opponents of government and corruption on a scale never seen anywhere before.

“They put the national security at stake by diverting huge budgetary allocations to service their greed. Don’t believe their honeyed promises”, Garba Shehu said.


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