Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bolaji Abdullahi, has condemned ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over his comment that the ruling party runs a government of lies and propaganda.
Jonathan had insisted that Nigeria was better off under the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which lost power at the centre in 2015.
He made the remarks on Thursday when he received one of the chairmanship aspirants of the party Tunde Adeniran at his private residence in Abuja.
Reacting, Abdullahi said: ”I doubt that President Jonathan actually said these words you have reported because he would be exposing himself to reactions that would not be edifying of his status as a statesman by so doing. Secondly, I know the former President to be of even temperament.
”Only a few days ago, I read that he was counselling his party on the choice of Chairman and Publicity Secretary. Statements like these wouldn’t represent an example of the kind of attitude he was canvassing.
”But if he truly said that, I would say with due respect that he may need to commission a more dispassionate study of how and why APC won the 2015 Presidential election.
”To say that APC won the election simply by deceiving the people would be too simplistic and may even be interpreted as an insult to the millions of Nigerians that voted the APC into power.”