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Published On: Fri, Sep 12th, 2014

TAN to APC, “We owe nobody apology”

Transformation-Ambassadors-of-Nigeria-TANBy Ali Abare Abubakar

The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) has reacted to recent statements credited to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), when its spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed faulted the ongoing political rallies across the country organized by TAN allegedly in spite of the prevailing security challenges.

In a press release issued to journalists yesterday by the group, signed by its director of communications, Dr Udenta.O. Udenta, TAN stated it really has no apology to offer to anyone in its mission to showcase the verifiable landmark achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan.

While describing the claim by the APC as “misplaced”, TAN reasoned that it expected the opposition to fault the group on its objectives but because of the dearth of evidence against what TAN is heralding; “they now choose to chase shadow by dishing lies to Nigerians.”

The statement maintained that in carrying out its specific responsibilities in the ongoing political re-engineering in the country, TAN has not in any way gone outside the law to warrant APC’s indecorous language.

“If the impact of TAN is causing some discomfort to the opposition party in its desperation to grab power, it should look inward and not engage in mindless attacks” Udenta stated.

TAN pointed that by his statements, Lai Mohammed merely exposed his party’s double standard when he found TAN citizens’ sensitization rallies uncharitable 24 hours after his party held an unvarnished political rally in Sokoto state.

“Was the country not in a war as APC claimed, when it embarked in the Sokoto rally? Has Ebola virus suddenly disappeared in the country that enabled the Sokoto rally to take place?

“Where and how did Lai Mohammed arrive at his conclusion that TAN’s rallies are offending the sensibilities of the families of our citizens and knows that Sokoto rally did not? Why did APC hold the Sokoto rally when the Chibok Girls are yet to be released and Boko Haram is not defeated?”

TAN then said it would go to any length to defend its legitimate role in the polity and would not shy away even if it means confronting and exposing APC’s anti-democratic behavior.


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