PDP tackles APC as Naira exchanges N580/$1


THE Peoples Democratic Party has again accused the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government of corruption over its decision to retain the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, as the naira further depreciated to N580/$1.

This was contained in a statement titled, ‘PDP to APC: You Have Admitted to Wrecking the Naira’, signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, on Sunday.

The PDP said APC’s acceptance that it retained Emefiele who allegedly supervised the looting of our treasury, is an admission that it deliberately sabotaged the economy and made life very difficult for Nigerians.

The statement read in part, “Our party insists that by the comments of the APC National Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, the APC deliberately kept a CBN Governor that supposedly supervised the ‘sharing and looting’ of monies in office to enable APC leaders to pillage the CBN.

“We call on the APC and the Buhari Presidency to come clean on their activities in the CBN that have brought the value of our naira to her knees and stop the horrible resort by the APC to blackmail those who are demanding transparency and accountability in the nation’s fiscal sector.”

Attempts to get a response from the APC were futile. Calls to the mobile telephone number of the party’s National Secretary, John Akpanudoedehe indicated that it was switched off.

A response to a text message sent to him was still being awaited as at the time of filing this report.

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