Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a “prodigal party” that has failed to learn any lessons from the past.
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement yesterday, accused the PDP of deploying fake news ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The ruling party was not surprised at PDP’s typical theatrics in an attempt to evade scrutiny for its 16 years of mis-governance.
Voiced the APC’s support to the ongoing global media attention and efforts to check the proliferation of fake news, Issa-Onilu said the consequences were often dire as they inflamed perceived divisions in communities, led to violence, among others.
“Disturbingly, the country’s main opposition, the PDP and its discredited agents, have continued to deploy the loathsome strategy of fake news, misinformation and distortion of facts as focal campaign strategies for the 2019 elections.
“While the APC is not surprised at the PDP’s typical theatrics in an attempt to evade scrutiny for its 16 years of mis-governance, it is instructive to the electorate that no lessons have been learnt by the prodigal party,” he said.