- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been warned against fielding a candidate for the 2023 presidential election
- This call was made to the APC by the national chairman of the opposing Peoples Democratic Party Iyiorchia Ayu
- Ayu said the ruling party had woefully failed in its tasks to handle all the challenges faced by the citizens since they assumed office in 2015
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, April 20, said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has no business fielding a presidential candidate in the 2023 general election.
Receiving Emmanuel Udom, the governor of Akwa Ibom state, the national chairman of the opposition party, Iyiorchia Ayu, said the ruling party is fragmented and would become history from the political landscape in due time.
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New Telegraph reports that Ayu noted that the nation has been riddled with myriads of challenges due to the lack of needed leadership from the APC-led administration.
The PDP's national chairman also challenged the party on its inability to hold a transparent convention.
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A Transparent national convention
According to the Punch, Ayu said an attempt to field a presidential candidate by the APC would be a sign of irresponsibility on the party.
"They have a forced consensus where people are forced to sign. We are waiting for them to have a presidential convention.
“We challenge them to have a presidential convention openly as we are going to have so that Nigerians will see the difference between a political party that is ready to rescue Nigeria, and a disorganised political party that has destroyed Nigeria."
Incessant military plane crashes: PDP raises alarm, demands independent judicial inquiry
Legit.ng previously reported that an independent investigation into the recurring military plane crashes had been called for by the opposition party.
The call for the probe was made by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday, April 20.
According to the PDP, the crashes of military aircraft in such a short period of time point to the possibility of some compromise by the ruling party.
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Meanwhile, the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria announced that it recovered the black box of the crashed Nigerian Air Force plane in Kaduna.
The bureau disclosed that the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the accident Beechcraft 350 aircraft were recovered as its investigation commenced.
The federal agency stated that the next step was for investigators to download and analyse the information contained in the recorders.