- PDP has disputed the claim made by the APC about its recent registration and revalidation exercise
- Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesperson for the PDP, accused the ruling party of planning to subvert the will of Nigerians in future elections
- The PDP spokesperson explained why he believes the APC will suffer defeat in the next general election
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it will remain in power at the federal level for the next 26 years as a mere hallucination.
The spokesperson for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement issued on Tuesday, March 23, said Nigerians have already resolved to vote the ruling party out of power in 2023.
Ologbondiyan accused the APC of making bogus claims of registering 36 million Nigerians in its recent registration and revalidation exercise.
''The PDP is aware that the APC National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni made such a garrulous statement in the belief that APC’s intimidation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the judiciary and security agencies as well as deployment of thugs from neighboring countries, will help them to subvert the will of Nigerians in future elections.''
The PDP stated that it was insensitive for the APC to contemplate subjecting Nigerians to another 26 years of misrule.
Ologbondiyan advised the ruling party to stop dreaming and wake up to the reality that its tenure in office, as well as its life as a political party, will end in 2023.
The PDP spokesperson said:
''The APC ought to know that Nigerians have never been and will never be suppressed or conquered by any political interest. In fact, Nigerians are now, more than ever before, ready, willing and prepared to resists the APC in its plots to use manipulations to perpetuate itself in power.''
He argued that Nigerians have suffered under the misrule of the APC and cannot afford to allow it to be in power a day beyond May 29, 2023.
According to the report, the PDP believes that it is better to repeat the 2019 formula, which was used to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was learnt that within the PDP hierarchy, the belief is that Buhari did not win the election against Atiku, but muscled him out with the power of incumbency.
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