The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar on Thursday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of lying that he won’t use government resources for his campaign.
Buhari had on Wednesday said he would not allow the use of public funds for the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign.
However, Atiku Abubakar cited alleged instances where the federal Ministry of Information and culture has been producing “campaign materials” for APC.
In a statement issued by Paul Ibe, his spokesman, Atiku said: “In negation of the Constitution and the Electoral Act 2010 as amended, the Buhari administration and the APC has taken to the illegal deployment of state resources to its advantage for the election.
“We wish to remind President Buhari and the APC that the use of state videos released by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture is illegal under the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.
“The media is awash with advertisements with the hashtag #PMBDIDIT and signed by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and referencing so-called achievements of the APC administration in the states of Abia, Kwara, Lagos, Ebonyi, Delta and Kano, among others.
“These are without doubt 2019 presidential campaign materials produced by the Ministry of Information and Culture using state resources and apparatuses to benefit President Buhari.”