Adamu’s sins forgiven and forgotten, Presidency replies PDP.

Malam Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman has responded to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s attack against Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the new national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

PDP had reminded the former governor of Nasarawa state, Adamu of the corruption charges he has with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Alongside other officials, Adamu is accused of embezzling N15 billion public funds. He was charged by the EFCC on 149 corruption charges in 2010.

In response to this, Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, quoted scriptures stating that sinners who repent and refrain from “old ways” are forgiven.

According to him, PDP’s incessant attack is because its former members found the light and dumped PDP for APC.

“Given that most important leaders of the opposition PDP first left the party before they returned to it, we might expect the media to ensure criticism of them is damning and absolute.

“It is incredulous that anyone would consider them trustworthy or acceptable candidates for any public office. The stage is now set for the APC primary elections later this year when the party’s new flag bearers will emerge.

“What the Convention made clear was how the media has been peddling fake news of division, when the hard reality of unity, cohesion, and indeed personal warmth between members of the party’s leaders – incoming and outgoing – was evident for all to see,” Shehu claimed.

“Of course, the blame for this mindset ought rightly to go to the opposition who in all these years had done the work to only divide the country, leading to all manner of separatist agitations.

“When their fake news of disunity was undone by the facts, some in the opposition could not help themselves but took to the newspapers and the airwaves to find another way to shore up their reputations.

“That some of the APC’s new leadership were once in the opposition was the new line to take to the media, somehow suggesting that those who have left one party should not hold positions in another. Yet, do the Scriptures not teach us of the virtue of sinners who repent and change their ways?

“What the Scriptures say less is of sinners who repent, change their tune, and then choose to re-sin in full public view by returning to their former ways.

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