The All Progressives Congress has said that the Peoples Democratic Party is merely chasing shadows by accusing the APC-led federal government of instigating the invasion of the Akwa Ibom State Government House by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The APC National Vice-Chairman (South-South), Mr. Hilliard Eta, said the attack on the party by the PDP was misplaced.
The APC vice-chairman in a statement issued in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital on Thursday, denied the allegation by the PDP that the party was influencing security agencies in the discharge of their duties.
He said, “It is unfortunate that the PDP, instead of hiding its face in shame following the unfettered corruption, criminality and impunity which it worshipped and celebrated like a deity from its heydays up till now, has the effrontery to attack the harbingers of change and reforms in a bid to divert attention from the criminal tendencies that characterised its activities at the Akwa Ibom State Government House.
“This might have informed the current investigation by security personnel. Nigerians will not be hoodwinked into taking sides nor sympathise with it (the PDP) on corruption. They know that the PDP is only chasing shadows instead of facing the reality of the situation it has found itself”.
Eta noted that the PDP acting national chairman’s (Uche Secondus) allegations might have been done out of ignorance, stating that he was sure that by the time the DSS makes public its findings on the probe of the Akwa Ibom Government House, Secondus would have to apologise.
Secondus, who was in Uyo last week for a stakeholders meeting of the PDP, accused the APC of plotting to use the security agencies to forcefully take over the state from his party through coercion and that the invasion of the Akwa Ibom Government House was part of the plot.
But Eta appealed to Akwa Ibom people to discountenance the PDP’s wailings and stick with the APC to ensure the progress of the state.