The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to statement made by Lai Mohammed, the minister of information asking the United States no to grant visa to its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The opposition party alleged that the ruling party, APC “is already jittery because of the calamity that will soon befall them”.
The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, while responding to Atiku’s application for a US visa, asked the APC and FG to be ready to accept defeat in the February presidential election.
He said, “What is their own in the visa that they are calling on the authorities of another country not to grant a private citizen?
“The fact is that the APC government has failed. They are already jittery. They know that the game is up and that’s why they have been running from pillar to post.
“Tell them that their days of deceit are over. Nigerians are tired of them and they can no longer lie or take the people for a ride anymore.”
The Federal Government had warned the US to be cautious about granting Atiku a visa now.
It said this was necessary in order not to create the impression that the PDP candidate had been endorsed by America for the 2019 election.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the government position at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja on Thursday.