The Action Congress of Nigeria has said the response of the PDP has done nothing to convince Nigerians on why its Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, should not step down now.
In a statement in Lagos on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said not even PDP’s resort to rationalisation had changed the reasons for the call.
The statement said, “We called on the PDP Chairman to accept moral responsibility and step down from his high office because his party is right at the centre of the biggest corruption scandal in the history of our dear country, and also because his son is among the suspects. Our call has nothing to do with Alhaji Tukur being on trial or not, and we made that clear in our earlier statement.
“Because the PDP is the ruling party, in a country where unprecedented corruption has left the people badly impoverished, any linkage between a huge scandal like the fuel subsidy scam and the party immediately raises a red flag over the commitment of its government at the centre to effectively tackle this cankerworm.”
The ACN said dragging the name of its leader and top member into the fray, which is nothing short of rationalisation, was diversionary and amounted to throwing enough mud at the wall with the hope that some of it would stick.