The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that the rallies being held across the country by the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) represent an assault on the intelligence and sensibilities of Nigerians, at a time of unprecedented security and health challenges in the country.
Responding to the defence of the rallies that it said are being deceptively powered by the proceeds of massive corruption under the President Goodluck Jonathan Administration, the party said, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Lagos on Sunday, that no amount of inversion of reasoning can wash the rallies clean of shame and disgust.
It said only those described as ‘morons and sycophants’ by Prof. Wole Soyinka can be engaging in celebratory rallies when soldiers are dying on the Boko Haram battle front, when citizens are daily being dispatched to their graves by insurgents and when the country is still reeling from the challenge of Ebola that has claimed many innocent lives.
APC wondered how the inauguration of its regional executives in Sokoto could be equated with the rallies being held across the country by TAN, which it said is another name for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The party said if President Goodluck Jonathan had not been running a government hallmarked by impunity, there is no way any political party would have kick-started electioneering campaign under the guise of an ”NGO” that is coordinated by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ministers, State Governors and other public officials, at a time like this.
”The PDP-led Federal Government and its ‘NGO’ called TAN are bare-faced liars and cheats. They have seized an undue advantage over every other party by defying the nation’s laws to start an early electioneering campaign, and no one, not even INEC, dares call them to order! Little wonder, their podiums are collapsing under the weight of their lies,” it said.