President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the National Peace Committee to call the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to order as they had allegedly violated the peace accord signed by presidential candidates ahead of the general elections.
The peace accord was signed at the instance of former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Bishop Mathew Kukah and other distinguished figures.
However, according to Buhari, the open and unsubstantiated allegations against the President’s family by the Atiku Abubakar media campaign contravened the spirit of the peace accord.
The president disclosed this in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday.
He said, “Dragging the President’s family into the campaign and accusing them of wrongdoing without producing unassailable evidence, amounts to an act of bad faith and malice.
“Instead of concentrating their efforts on persuading Nigerians on why they should be trusted to rule again after 16 years of failure, the PDP presidential campaign organisation is seeking to divert public attention from the large scale corruption and havoc it wrecked on the country during its 16 years of misrule.”
He stressed that the PDP presidential campaign could not provide proof of the allegations against them, despite being asked to do so by the Presidency.
He added, “Instead, they are ridiculously expecting the accused to prove their own allegations instead of it being the other way round.”
Shehu noted that it was irresponsible to go public with allegations that it could not prove, adding that it was “sheer desperation and a clear sign of disarray in the PDP campaign.”