The APC Presidential Campaign Organization has said it is ridiculous to use a discredited Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) report to malign its credible and trusted candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari.
A statement issued by the Director of Media and Publicity of the campaign and signed by Mallam Garba Shehu, said the seemingly exhausted and frustrated ruling PDP cannot hoodwink the Nigerian public in its sickening attempt to tarnish the towering moral stature of its presidential candidate by dredging up a discredited report.
“President Obasanjo who set up this panel to probe Buhari’s tenure at PTF discovered something shocking from the work of the panel,” Shehu said.
He recalled that after reviewing the report former President Obasanjo directed the relevant authority to go after those indicted by the report.
Shehu said it was common knowledge to Nigerians that the Haruna Adamu Management Committee was sacked by former President Obasanjo in March 2000 for alleged incompetence, amidst charges of serious abuse of public trust.
According to him, several members of that committee were indicted and made to refund several hundreds of millions of Naira of public funds, which they illegally took from the PTF.
He stressed that anyone under the illusion that it could use “a rotten report to smear Buhari must be living in fantasy.”
He regretted that these desperate tactics would only amount to disservice to President Jonathan and his party, the PDP.
The APC Presidential Campaign advised the Jonathan administration to focus its energy and attention on how to help give the country a new lease of life in the face of grim prospects on the economic front instead of wasting time on the futile efforts to smear its candidate.
Shehu reiterated that the PDP administration lacks any iota of credibility to throw stones at its candidate, who is by all accounts more credible and trusted in the eyes of Nigerians.
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