The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to allegation leveled against it’s presidential candidate and Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammudu Buhari, that he will probe the out-going President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
In a statement issued and signed on Sunday, by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
The APC revealed that Buhari will not probe Jonathan because he will not be “bogged down by endless probes.”
”However, the hands of the incoming government will not be tied by those who have chosen to play the victim and exhibit a persecution mentality. Whoever has any reason to be afraid must lay bare such reason before Nigerians,”
”The last time we checked, this does not fit the definition of persecution,” APC said.
The party also took a swipe at Jonathan for choosing to express his anxiety in public despite all the private meeting he has been having with Buhari after the 2015 elections.
”Since the presidential election was won and lost, the President and the President-elect have met privately a number of times. Why didn’t President Jonathan express his apprehensions during these meetings?
”Even if the two have not met, the President could have reached out to the President-elect over any fears that he may be nursing, instead of engaging in an action that seems like he was being preemptive and seeking to curry public sympathy,” the party said.