The All Progressives Party, APC, denies that Lawal Daura is a member of its party but the Peoples Democratic Party contradicts, providing pictures and membership list as evidence
THE All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied the allegation by the PDP that Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Servces, DSS, is a card-carrying member of the party, calling the accusation absurd and frivolous
The APC denial came in the wake of the observation by National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that electoral officers in states where the party controlled were being harassed by the DSS since “the appointment of the new director general of the DSS, Lawal Musa Daura, whom we learnt was a critical intelligence stakeholder of the APC as a card-carrying member of that party during the campaigns. This is ungodly and unacceptable.”
But in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday, July 30 and made available to Realnews by Lai Muhammed, APC national publicity secretary, the party challenged the PDP to publish any evidence it may have to confirm the allegation, adding: ”After all, it is trite that he who alleges must prove.”
”In the absence of that, the PDP must call another press conference to publicly apologise to all Nigerians for engaging in barefaced lies,” it said.
APC expressed shock that the PDP has started exhibiting all the symptoms of hallucination so soon after its gravy train derailed, saying it’s obvious that the party has now started hearing voices.
”We know that the psyche of the PDP has been badly affected by its loss of power at the centre. Even the party itself has admitted that much. That situation has now been compounded by the fact that the party is broke. It is therefore not a surprise that it is no longer able to think straight. The reality of its new situation is just beginning to dawn on it.
”But we warned the PDP early on that being in opposition is not a walk in the park. We warned that while the party was used to eating its bread with butter on both sides, it will now be lucky to even have bread to eat,” the party said.
It warned the PDP to spend more time in patching its tattered and battered umbrella than acting as a cog in the wheel of progress of the new administration.
However, the PDP has provided a list of members along with pictures which showed the DSS with other APC stalwarts and another where he was congratulating Buhari shortly after the election results were announced.
— Jul 30, 2015 @ 19:50 GMT