Nigeria Opinion 

APC blasts Atiku over Sowore,Says Atiku is spreading falsehood

The All Progressives Congress
(APC) has accused former Vice-
President Atiku Abubakar and the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
of spreading falsehood.
The party said this in reaction to
Atiku’s comment on the rearrest of
Omoyele Sowore, convener of
#RevolutionNow Movement.
While condemning the action of the
Department of State Services
(DSS), Atiku had said Nigeria was
sliding into dictatorship.
But in a statement by Lanre Issa-
Onilu, APC spokesman, the ruling
party said “Atiku Abubakar has
typically chosen to present and
spread their concocted ‘alternative
facts’ and lies on the incident”.
“The presidency has clarified that
the DSS does not necessarily need
the president’s permission in all
cases to carry out its essential and
constitutional responsibilities,” he
said.
“Again, whether Sowore flouted
any of his bail conditions or staged
the incident in court is another
matter which the court and
prosecuting agency should
address.
“Atiku in his horrid statement
particularly accused the DSS of
attacking the presiding judge
among other lies being chorused
by the PDP and their hirelings.
Documentary evidence such as
videos and pictures have shown
that the tales are a complete ruse
until anyone is able to present a
contrary evidence.
“If Atiku’s intervention was sincere,
having realized the truth, he has
not deemed it proper to apologise
to Nigerians for misinforming them
on the incident. Instead, he hangs
shamelessly on his lies. A
commentator has correctly
described Atiku as “the king of the
bandwagon”.
“The PDP and Atiku, in their
dubious attempt at painting the
APC government bad by all means,
have chosen to exercise no
restraint whatsoever in spreading
falsehood.”
The APC spokesman asked
Nigerians to look at Sowore’s
rearrest without sentiments.
“Our laws are clear on treason and
Nigerians would expect decisive
actions from our law enforcement
agencies and government,” Issa-
Onilu said.
“Any attempt to truncate our
democracy and threaten our
collective peace and safety must
and will be resisted using the full
weight and instrumentalities of the
law.”

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