The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) responded to a statement by the Presidency in which it was asked to return the money it allegedly stole from Nigerians.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Friday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of having the spirit of bitterness and vengeance.
The Presidency had told the opposition party earlier in a statement that Nigerians were not interested in brands but wanted their money back.
Ologbondiyan, however, replied that such statement was responsible for what he termed the economic dryness, divisiveness and hostility in the nation under the APC watch.
He also asked the Presidency to direct its demand for refund of stolen funds to the APC, saying those responsible for looting are now in the ruling party.
The PDP spokesman further accused the APC of refusing to let go, even after Nigerians have accepted the opposition’s apology which was made in the overall interest of national healing, renewal, and reconciliation.
“The Presidency and the APC do not have the spirit of forgiveness; they believe that they must take revenge on everything. This is why they are going about hounding everybody perceived to hold opinions that are contrary to their interest,” he claimed.
Ologbondiyan also accused the Federal Government of keeping some of the PDP faithful in detention unlawfully and going after politicians perceived to be interested in the 2019 presidential elections.
He decried that it was strange and shameful that the Presidency and APC were engaging in “media trial” of asking the PDP to refund alleged looted funds, claimed everyone already knew that the said looters are all in the APC.
The PDP spokesman restated the position of his party to the Presidency to name any individual in the repositioned PDP indicted for looting public fund.
He disclosed that the party has a list of prominent individuals who were indicted for looting but have since crossed over to the APC.
Ologbondiyan maintained that the PDP has never been convicted or indicted of corruption while there is no individual in the rebranded PDP who is indicted for looting public funds.
He threatened that the party would not hesitate to go public with the list of indicted individuals in the APC camp who looted their state resources.