The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticized the decision of the federal government to withdraw the sum of $1billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party demanded that the president apologises to Nigerians for lying to them about the actual state of the fight against insurgency.

“Nigerians would recall that the APC-led Federal Government had claimed that it has since defeated the insurgents.

“If it would take a billion dollar from a nation’s savings to kill what they long claimed dead, then we challenge APC government to come clean and tell Nigerians the whole truth.

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“The era of lies and propaganda is long gone and Nigerians now know the truth. The Federal Government must be held accountable and stopped from any move to fritter away our national savings.

“We therefore call on the National Assembly to interrogate this proposed disbursement and subject it to a thorough but rapid interrogation.

“By accepting the $1bn for fighting insurgency, the APC-led Federal Government has admitted that it lied when it announced that it has defeated the insurgents. They should therefore apologize to Nigerians for giving them a false sense of security, resulting in their vulnerability to attacks by terrorists.”

The PDP vowed to ensure the APC does not continue to play with the intelligence of Nigerians, who are waiting for 2019 to consign them into the dustbin of history.

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