The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday slammed President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), declaring that they are being haunted by their shadows.
The opposition party was reacting to claims by the Presidency and the Department of State Services (DSS), that some ‘disruptive elements’ are planning to destabilise the government and throw the country into more confusion.
However, the PDP in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday, accused the President of overheating the polity, describing the allegation as a desperate attempt by the Buhari administration to blackmail Nigerians in the face of its failures.
The PDP said: “Rather than live up to the responsibilities of office by taking charge and securing our nation, the Presidency is busy engaging in frivolous allegations against Nigerians.
“It is however imperative to state that the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress are being haunted by their own shadows as Nigerians know the persons as well as the political party with the history and penchant to scuttle democratically elected governments.
“Perhaps, the Presidency has forgotten that in 1983, Brigadier Muhammadu Buhari, as he was then known, led a military coup to truncate a democratically elected government thereby causing our nation a huge drawback on democratic governance.
“Also, in 2015, the APC, which was hurriedly formulated, made itself available as a vehicle of brigandage to disrupt our political process by beguiling Nigerians and taking power through violence, propaganda and falsehood.”