A group, the Uba Sani Campaign Monitoring and Consultative Committee, has reacted to a remark by the Peoples Democratic Party’s spokesman alleging sharing of money by the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Senator Uba Sani, saying the main opposition party is desperate and resorting to politics of calumny.
The group said the Kaduna State PDP, which, according to it, had no record of performance to market their candidate, had resorted to blackmail against its governorship candidate.
According to the group in a statement by its Chairman, Mukhtar Maude, in Kaduna on Sunday, the main opposition party for the over 16 years it governed the state, “literally entrenched godfathers, money politics, vote-snatching, vote-buying, and all negative traits in political dictionary to now suggest that APC is involved in such malfeasance, speaks volumes of its desperation and frustration.”
The statement added that “the APC does not have the need to attempt any malpractice in view of its records of performance in the state in the last seven years. Rather it’s the PDP that is desperate to sell a dummy to the people.
“Completely out of relevance, out of fashion and unwanted by the people, the PDP in Kaduna State ought to bury its face in shame after leading the state to the brink of decadence, decay and near irrelevance during the years it held power.
“They should therefore know that no amount of pedestrian propaganda, disemination of fake and false information, desperate criticism, frustrated mischief, fetishist untruth and make-belief will ever return it to relevance or diminish the achievements of the APC.”
The group said Uba Sani had performed creditably as Senator and had proven himself a worthy people’s representative and reminded the PDP attack men “to take up issues for intellectual debate rather than relying on the deceptive lies it used in the past.”
“For the record, it is important to point out that the APC in Kaduna State has achieved unprecedented strides in infrastructure, boosted education, enhanced job creation, good pension payments policy, with revenue generation records that has beaten some Nigerian oil producing states to second place.
“This is in sharp contrast to whatever they think their unpolished candidate, Isa Ashiru, can offer without any blueprint on roads, schools, hospitals, safety of the people, job opportunities or start-up capital for SMEs,” the group added.