‘Produce Daura’s membership card or shut up,’ Ruling party tells PDP

The PDP has alleged that Daura is a card-carrying member of the ruling party and produced photos of him with President Muhammadu Buhari to buttress the claims.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh and APC counterpart, Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to either produce evidence that the Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Lawal Daura is its member, or keep quiet.

The PDP has alleged that Daura is a card-carrying member of the ruling party and produced photos of him with President Muhammadu Buhari to buttress the claims.

The APC has however said that the only evidence that will suffice is a membership card.

This was contained in a statement released by the ruling party’s National Publicity secretary, Lai Mohammed.

It reads in part:

"While it amounts to rabble-rousing and crass politicking for the PDP to have wrongly accused Mr. Daura of being a member of the APC without a scintilla of credible evidence, the PDP has weakened its argument by using the pictures in which Mr. Daura appeared with the President and the fact that he served in an election committee as evidence of his membership of the APC.”

”Possession of an APC membership card by Mr. Daura or evidence of registration as a party member at his ward, local government or state will be the only conclusive evidence of his membership of the party. Until such an evidence is produced, we are sorry we have to tell the PDP to shut up!”

“PDP has forgotten the saying that he who must come to equity must come with clean hands. When Mr. Mike Okiro chaired the security committee of the PDP campaign in 2011, did that prevent him from being appointed the Chair of the Police Service Commission, which is responsible for issues concerning the welfare, promotion and discipline of all police personnel, in 2013?”

“When the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri, was appointed into the Jonathan election committee in 2015, did he resign his appointment as head of the agency or did he automatically become a card-carrying member of the PDP?”

“It is an irony that the APC-led Federal Government, which has continued to conduct the affairs of state with a strict adherence to the law, is the one being accused by the immoral, irresponsible and grossly hypocritical PDP.”

“A party that should cover its face in shame for wasting all of 16 years in the life of our country, a party whose members should show penance by hunkering down has continued to assault the sensibilities of a decent nation. What a shame.”

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