- The PDP has been given a new name by the presidency
- A presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, has described the opposition party as a university of lies
- Shehu said the major factor that led to the party's defeat in the 2015 presidential election was widespread and full-blown corruption
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The presidency on Sunday, January 3, took its time to lashed out at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and rained strong allegations on the opposition party.
In a statement released on Sunday by President Muhammadu Buhari's special senior assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the presidency said there is no hope for the PDP in the future because according to how it put it, the party is a university of falsehood, Daily Trust reports.
The presidency went on to claim that during the 16 years the party held on to power, it embarked on massive looting of the nation's treasury through fraudulent contracts in many sectors of the economy and had nothing to show Nigerians in the end.
Shehu predicted that since citizens of the country are fully aware of the PDP's many lies, they will reject it in the 2023 elections.
Referring to the party as a university of falsehood, the presidential media aide said the major reason the PDP lost the 2015 election is corruption, adding that on the contrary, the Buhari-led administration has revealed itself to be upright and sincere in all its dealings.
"The main reason for the defeat of the PDP in 2015 was corruption. The present administration at the center led by President Muhammadu Buhari has so far presented a corrupt-free image of itself. It has succeeded in abolishing grand corruption at the top.
"Today, you are sure that no one will call the Governor of Central and ask him to bring hard cash- Naira, Pounds, Dollars, Euro or Renminbi.
"The Buhari-led administration is on the other hand fighting for the happiness of the majority of Nigerians; rebuilding a battered economy, putting in place long-delayed infrastructure and managing a novel coronavirus pandemic in a very competent and impressive manner as to earn the commendation of the World Health Organization, WHO."
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had hit back at the PDP as mixed reactions continue to trail the recent visit of some governors elected on the platform of the ruling party to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The party's deputy national publicity secretary Yekini Nabena described PDP's reaction to the Jonathan visit as "frivolities", saying the opposition side is "obviously rattled and disoriented."
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