The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday described the use of foul language at President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaigns as a sign of desperation and frustration on the part of the president and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party.
National Secretary of APC, Mallam Mala Buni, said the opposition party would democratically defend its votes in next month’s elections, contrary to insinuations that it would use other means.
The party, he added, is committed to a violence-free poll.
Speaking on his party’s position ahead of next month’s elections with reporters in Abuja, Buni said: “That (foul language) tells you the President’s desperation. He knows certainly he is losing the election. You see for somebody to say Gen. Muhammadu Buhari represents darkness and President Jonathan represents light, maybe he is not in Nigeria.
“As a sitting President or a ruling party, what is expected of the PDP or Jonathan is to enumerate their achievements. When we are talking of Nigeria now, our number one priority is a consensus that we need security. We need to secure the environment first; we need to secure the country first before any other thing.
“It is all out of desperation. It is frustration because if you don’t have anything to say, you will mount the podium to say things that are not having any direct link with the people you are talking to.
“For somebody who fails to secure the environment or his own territory, will he be considered to be representing light? And will somebody who everybody knows has a track record of integrity be representing darkness? That comes only from a party like the PDP.
“They should have buried themselves in shame. All these things that they are saying are giving us more followers because everybody knows they are not telling the truth.
“What we expected will be their driving force or drive the process of their campaign would have been their achievements.
“You can now see out of desperation and emptiness, they don’t have anything to offer than attacking our candidate, Gen. Buhari, or attacking APC. So, you can now see the desperation. And that tells you they know they are losing the election”.