- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would be defeated in 2023
- Ali Modu Sheriff, who was once a factional national chairman of the PDP, had said the APC is better positioned to govern Nigeria for 40 years
- Kola Ologbondiyan, the national publicity secretary of the PDP, however, described Sheriff's comment as unfortunate
FCT, Abuja - Following the declaration of a former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff, that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would govern Nigeria for 40 years, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted.
Legit.ng gathered that while speaking with journalists in Abuja, Sheriff shared his intentions for the ruling party if he emerges national chairman.
Reacting to Sheriff's comment, the PDP in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday, September 27, described it as “reckless assertion”, adding that the ruling party would be voted out of power in 2023.
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Nigerians are aware of APC's desperate plots
Ologbondiyan said the PDP’s position is predicated on the arrogant and reckless assertion by Sheriff that their aspiration is to continue to foist APC in government for the next 40 years, in defiance of the decision by Nigerians to do away with their party by 2023.
Nigerian Tribune also reports that the party said Sheriff must know that Nigerians are aware of the desperate plots by the APC and its members that are behind acts of treasury looting, violation of rights and electoral manipulations in our country, to continue to enjoy official cover using the APC as a platform for their reprehensible activities.
The PDP chieftain noted:
“The PDP, therefore, has nothing but pity for Ali Modu Sheriff and his co-travelers as the conspiracies against our dear nation will surely come to naught.”
Sheriff says APC will rule Nigeria for 40 years
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Sheriff said that it is the aim of the All progressives Congress (APC) to remain in power even after 2023.
It was reported that he disclosed that the plan is for the ruling party to hold on to power at the centre for half a century.
The former senator added that critical stakeholders of the APC must unite to sustain the party after President Muhammadu Buhari completes his second term.