The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday refuted allegation of rift in the party over the handling of its presidential campaign funds.
Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, in a statement described the insinuation as laughable, infantile and diversionary, and accused its opponents of sponsoring the allegation. He pointed that in spite of the resort to smeared campaign against the party, Nigerians would not be distracted from their collective resolve to vote in its candidate.
PDP stated that the growing popularity of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has made its opponents to be uncomfortable hence the attempt to inject crisis into its campaign. It said Atiku’s campaign was owned and driven by the Nigerian public and would never have the kind of rift ravaging campaigns of some of its opponents.
The party said Atiku has been running a transparent and people-driven campaign, anchored on volunteered support of overwhelming majority of Nigerians.
It added that Mr Abubakar had proven capacity and would return “our country to the path of national cohesion and economic prosperity.”