The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has debunked allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that it diverted funds meant to fight Boko Haram for the 2019 elections.
According to the APC, the PDP could only come up with such beliefs because that is what they were good at, during their reign.
In a statement by the ruling party on Tuesday, it said the PDP was so desperate to return to power, that it has no problem, playing politics with the death of the slain soldiers.
See full statement below
The allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that military funds have been diverted to finance the 2019 elections campaigns of the All Progressives Congress, APC is a sad reminder of the evil and retrogressive practices the PDP was notorious for during its defunct rule.
God forbid that APC inherits and apply such morbid practice as brazenly displayed during the immediate-past administration where funds allocated to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast were shared among PDP leaders and their cronies.
It is clear that PDP and its Presidential candidate, Atiku have decided to dance on the graves of our valiant and patriotic soldiers by politicising their deaths in the recent Boko Haram attack on the Nigerian Army Metele base.
Atiku are playing desperate politics where even the blood of our fallen heroes is fair game. Their actions are callous and insensitive to the families of the late soldiers and indeed our military which battles daily to ensure our territorial integrity.
Nigerians see through @OfficialPDPNig ploy to score political points as elections approach and it will surely backfire.
While the @OfficialAPCNg mourns the death of our military and other security personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty, we urge them to remain focused on the brave task of securing the nation.
The @NGRPresident @MBuhari administration remains solidly committed to bringing lasting peace and security to all parts of the country and ensuring that previously displaced persons are rehabilitated to resume their normal and productive lives.