The presidential standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council again clashed on Thursday over the allegation by Tinubu that the PDP was plotting to scuttle the February election.
While Tinubu accused the PDP of embezzling the $16bn meant for the power sector, the Atiku-Okowa campaign council asked the Department of State Services and other agencies to investigate the ex-Lagos state governor for planning to undermine the country through a violent revolution and riot.
Addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters in Makurdi, the Benue State capital on Thursday, Tinubu said his previous comments on fuel scarcity and currency redesign were misinterpreted, stressing that what he meant was that the PDP neglected the oil industry and awarded oil blocs to themselves and their cronies.
He said, “They (PDP) met good oil prices for 16 good years, they didn’t remember gas pipelines. They are what I called saboteurs yesterday. They gave PMS licences to their supporters and sympathisers. They are the ones who started creating fake queues. PDP, enough is enough.”
He added that the $16bn said to have been invested in the power sector was allegedly shared by PDP chieftains and their cronies in Abuja.
Tinubu promised to institute student loans and restore hope to Nigerians, particularly, internally displaced persons in the state and workers, who he said were being owed salary arrears.
He described the party governorship candidate, Rev. Fr Hyacinth Alia, as a harbinger of hope, faith and prayers.