- APC has released a statement in reaction to PDP's call for the review of Supreme Court judgement on the presidential election
- The ruling party in a statement advised members of the PDP to take up farming to feel useful
- APC also noted that since the opposition lost the general elections, the party had been acting strange
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the call by Nigeria's main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) demanding the review of the Supreme Court judgement on the 2019 presidential election.
According to The Cable, the ruling party in reaction to PDP’s call urged members of the opposition party at their national secretariat to take up rice farming in order to feel useful as a result of their joblessness.
Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC national publicity secretary in a statement said PDP’s request has proved again that the opposition party has turned it into a joke in Nigeria's political space. He also added that since PDP lost the election back in 2015, the party has been exhibiting strange behaviours.
Issa-Onilu said: “The call by PDP asking the Supreme Court to review its rulings on the Presidential Election and governorship elections in Osun, Kano, Kaduna and Katsina States, has, once again, exposed the joke the opposition party has turned itself into in our nation’s political space.
“Never in the history of our democratic journey has a political party made mockery of what a responsible opposition politics entails. The PDP’s call has once again, reinforced our party’s belief that the PDP has become a clog in the wheels of our country’s political evolution.
“We believe it has been difficult for some leaders of the PDP to cope for so long outside of power. There is obviously a lot of idleness at the Wadata House Secretariat of PDP.
“At this period that our government is working hard to ensure food sufficiency in the country, we urge those jobless characters at the Wadata House to seriously consider taking up rice farming. This would make them useful for our country.”
The opposition party in a thread of tweets on its Twitter page on Monday, February 24, said it was making the demand following the application of the APC's for the review of its judgments on Zamfara and Bayelsa states.
In a related development, the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, has criticized the call by the PDP demanding that the Supreme Court review its rulings on the presidential election and governorship elections in some states.
The minister said that some unscrupulous lawyers who engaged in the mockery of the judicial system for professional discipline should be sanctioned. He said that the Supreme Court should sanction the lawyers to avoid destroying the inviolable sanctity of that court and ultimately destroy Nigeria's democracy.
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