- The leadership of the APC has told the PDP to stop complaining about mass defection that hit it in the last few months
- Some governors and prominent members of the PDP dumped the opposition and found a new home in the ruling party
- The Uche Secondus-led opposition party has repeatedly accused the federal government of coercing its members to join the APC
FCT, Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for criticising its members who defected to the ruling party.
Legit.ng gathered that the party said this while reacting to complaints by the PDP that it is coercing its members to dump the party. This was contained in a statement by the party's secretary, caretaker committee, John Akpanudoedehe on Monday, July 26.
He advised the PDP to address itself to the fact that its members and leaders who were joining the APC in droves were attracted and inspired by the progressive leadership of the Buhari government.
TheCable also reports that Akpanudoedeh said PDP members were also attracted to the APC by the internal democracy being entrenched by the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni.
PDP Governors' Forum should make the party a formidable opposition
According to him, the recent communiqué by the PDP Governors’ Forum was laced with lies and idle conspiracy theories on the state of the nation.
The statement read:
“We reiterate that it is foolhardy for the PDP to expect its members to sink with it in the face of its failed state.
“However, it is advisable that the PDP concentrates on redemption instead of blaming the APC or anyone else for its rudderless state continue to support constitutionally-backed innovations by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“Under President Muhammadu Buhari, every election conducted in the country has been an improvement on the last."
He said the APC would continue to support constitutionally backed innovations by the election management bodies to make polls more credible.
Akpanudoedeh added that the APC has resolved to entrench internal democracy in all decision-making processes, particularly party nomination, direct and indirect primaries or consensus.
Nigeria is becoming a failed nation under the APC government
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue state, lambasted the APC-led government over incessant killings and kidnappings in Nigeria.
It was reported that the governor said the country is fast becoming a failed state because of the bad policies of the APC government.
Ortom, who spoke at the Makurdi airport on arrival from the PDP governors’ meeting held in Bauchi, said the several meetings being held by the governors of his party were intended to reposition the party and prepare it to heed the call of Nigerians for a credible alternative to the nonperforming APC.