APC Campaign Dismisses PTF Report, Says It Lacks Credibility
SAN FRANCISCO, January 18, (THEWILL) – The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation Sunday said it is ridiculous to use a discredited Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) report to malign its credible and trusted candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement issued by the Director of Media and Publicity of the campaign, Mallam Garba Shehu, the APC Campaign said the seemingly exhausted and frustrated ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot hoodwink the Nigerian public in its sickening attempt to tarnish the towering moral stature of its presidential candidate by dredging up a discredited report.
According to the statement, “President Obasanjo who set up this panel to probe Buhari's tenure at PTF discovered something shocking from the work of the panel,.”
The statement recalled that after reviewing the report, former President Obasanjo directed the relevant authority to go after those indicted by the report.
It said it was common knowledge to Nigerians that the Haruna Adamu Management Committee was sacked by former President Obasanjo in March 2000 for alleged incompetence, amidst charges of serious abuse of public trust.
According to the statement, several members of that committee were indicted and made to refund several hundreds of millions of Naira of public funds, which they illegally took from the PTF.
The APC Campaign stressed that anyone under the illusion that it could use “a rotten report to smear Buhari must be living in fantasy.”
It regretted that these desperate tactics would only amount to disservice to President Jonathan and his party, the PDP.
The APC Presidential Campaign therefore advised the President Goodluck Jonathan administration to focus its energy and attention on how to help give the country a new lease of life in the face of grim prospects on the economic front instead of wasting time on the futile efforts to smear its candidate.
The APC Campaign also maintained that the PDP administration lacks any iota of credibility to throw stones at Buhari, who, according to the statement, is by all accounts more credible and trusted in the eyes of Nigerians.