- The PDP and the APC are at loggerheads again and this time, it is over APC governors' visit to Goodluck Jonathan
- The opposition was the first to throw shade, saying the visit showed Nigeria was better under its administration
- Reacting to the comment in a statement on Monday, APC told the opposition to shift from frivolities and work on itself
- The ruling party also told the PDP to face its leadership which it said is "grappling with a crisis of confidence"
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has hit back at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as mixed reactions continue to trail the recent visit of some governors elected on the platform of the ruling party to former president Goodluck Jonathan.
The party's deputy national publicity secretary Yekini Nabena described PDP's reaction to the Jonathan visit as "frivolities", saying the opposition side is "obviously rattled and disoriented."
PDP reacts to APC governors' visit to Jonathan as speculations about 2023 presidential election continue
This was contained in a statement released on Monday, November 23, in Abuja.
The APC spokesman told PDP to shift attention from frivolous activities and start "picking itself up" from the crisis of confidence presently bedevilling its leadership.
According to him, the APC on its part will continue to consolidate on its national appeal and acceptance as exemplified by its visit to Jonathan upon his 63rd birthday.
PDP throws the jibes early
Legit.ng recalls that PDP had earlier clashed with the APC over the visit of some leaders of the ruling party to Jonathan.
The APC governors, led by Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe state and caretaker chairman of the party, with other stalwarts, visited Jonathan on Friday, November 20.
Though the visit coincided with the 63rd birthday of the former president, there were speculations that it had to do with the political permutations ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Nigerians argue over who is better between APC and PDP
Replying the post by the opposition, @ABD_Isyaka wrote:
"If PDP was good APC wouldn't have come into power. PDP was bad that's why we try APC only to discover that both parties are bad. I repeat both APC and PDP didn't even care for the masses they only care for themselves. May God give us a leader that will salvage Nigeria."
Another Twitter user @okeyjass wrote:
"How much was dollar when PDP was in power and how much is it now? Are you better off now than 6 years ago? Answer with the fear of God. Today is Sunday. So, thunder doesn't strick you."
2023 gameplan: APC lobbying to get Jonathan
Meanwhile, an earlier report indicated that the APC is allegedly trying to convince Jonathan to run for the presidency on its platform in 2023.
The report claimed that some leaders of the party have been pressuring the former president to consider the offer.
It was also alleged that President Buhari’s allies believe that Jonathan would be harmless to their group interest and as such the right person to take over if power were to shift to the south.
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