The National Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today accused the All Progressives Congress, APC’s National Publicity Secretary Lai Mohammed of planning to plunge the country into crisis, due to comments alleging the non-cooperation of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transition Committee with that of the incoming government.
Mohammed’s allegation was recently dismissed by chairman of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s transition committee Alhaji Ahmed Joda, who said there has been a smooth relationship between both committees.
The PDP therefore called on all Nigerians to be wary of actions that were capable of causing disunity in the land.
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisah Metuh also urged Lai Mohammed to learn to be truthful, honest and desist from fabricating lies that could be injurious to democracy and peaceful co-existence in the country.
“But for the maturity of President Goodluck Jonathan and the head of the APC’s Transition Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, who cleared the air, the country would have been thrown into crisis over the false alert by Lai Mohammed that the Presidency was frustrating the transition process,” according to a statement by Metuh.
“After Alhaji Joda debunked Lai Mohammed’s false statement and denied that his committee was being frustrated by the PDP-led Presidency, we waited for forty-eight hours expecting the APC spokesman to apologize to the nation, but this has not been done.
“It would be recalled that Lai Mohammed in a press statement last Thursday alleged that the Presidency and the PDP had ‘bluntly refused to cooperate’ with the APC to ensure a successful transition and that the Transition Committee of the Federal Government had refused to hold any meeting with that of the APC,” the statement read.