Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday lambasted the ruling All Progressives Congress over the choice of the former governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, as its National Chairman.
PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba stated, “The choice of Ganduje by the APC as its National Chairman, despite the stinking corruption and bribery allegations against him in the public domain, further confirms that the APC is a cesspit of corruption.”
PDP noted that by appointing Ganduje, notoriously referred to as “Gandollar’ the APC is validating its party as that of “embezzlers and charlatans.”
“It also underscores APC’s impunity and insensitivity to the demands of honesty, integrity and moral rectitude required of public office holders.
“The PDP invites Nigerians to note that only last month, a forensic analysis by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission confirmed that the content of the 2017 ‘Gandollar’ viral video was not doctored.
“It speaks volume of the APC under Senator Bola Tinubu that Ganduje, who should ordinarily be under prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged bribery is rather crowned and rewarded with the position of the APC National Chairman.
“Such can only happen in a Special Purpose Vehicle like the APC which, according to the former Director General of Progressive Governors’ Forum, is replete with political bandits.”
PDP also described the remark by Ganduje that he will ‘hit the ground running’ to ensure the victory of his party and members in the forthcoming governorship elections in Kogi, Imo, and Bayelsa as “a pathetic daydreaming.”
The statement added, “The PDP reminds Ganduje of how he was humiliated by Nigerians and failed woefully as co-Chairman of APC National Campaign Council for the July 2022 Osun State Governorship election, which was overwhelmingly won by the PDP. Indeed, a worse crushing defeat awaits Ganduje and his party, the APC, in the November 11, 2023 Governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo States.
“Moreover, the mortifying trouncing of the APC in Kano State under his watch as Governor in the 2023 general elections shows that Ganduje has no political value and cannot earn any victory in any electoral contest in the country.
“If Ganduje is desirous to ‘hit the ground running’ as he asserted, he should run to the EFCC for investigation and prosecution for cases of alleged bribery and corruption hanging around his neck.”