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Bauchi Governor Vindicates Us, Confirms Attack On Jonathan Orchestrated By PDP Members -APC

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

By Ayo Balogun, Lagos – The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has quoted Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda as absolving it from guilt on the last week attack on President Goodluck Jonathan campaign, rather by some ruling PDP members within and outside the State.

It has therefore called on the Inspector-General of Police to urgently institute a probe into the controversial attack.

APC made the revelation in a statement issued Monday in Lagos, by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

”The excitable and garrulous Femi Fani-Kayode rushed to the press to condemn the APC, in his usual skittish self, without taking the pains to know what Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State and a top official of his party, the PDP, said about the attack.

That action is what is ‘absurd, reckless and asinine’.

”Since he will rather learn about the happenings in his party from outsiders, we will like to quote what Gov. Yuguda said on the Hausa Service of the BBC and reported by Daily Trust and other media outlets on Sunday: ‘I am sure and let the world know that the people who did this thing were PDP members and those politicians in Abuja were the ones behind it; they were not APC members. They found these youths on the road and gave them brooms and they instructed them that when the President was passing they should raise the brooms and pelt them at him’,” APC revealed.

It therefore insisted: ”We stand by our earlier statement in which we pointedly accused the PDP of sponsoring the attacks on President Jonathan in Katsina and Bauchi as part of its devilish plan to demonize the opposition and force a postponement of next month’s general elections, and we are glad we have been proved right”.

APC stated it was now apparent that the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization was out of tune with developments within its fold, hence, its spokesman considered the its statement, that the onslaught  was orchestrated by the PDP, as ‘absurd and reckless’, without a shred of evidence to support its specious argument.

In the meantime, the opposition expressed hope that Fani-Kayode would allow himself a rare moment of sobriety by admitting that he goofed terribly in pitching a wrong position, and then follow up with a public apology to Nigerians for misleading them.


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