The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as “a caricature of a political party”.
The ruling party stated this in reaction to the recent call for the resignation of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, by PDP’s national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
Secondus had made the call over the allegation that Yakubu and Idris are working with the APC to compromise the 2019 elections.
But in a statement on Sunday by its national publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC said the call was baseless and suspicious.
“It is a pity that the once boisterous PDP, having undermined the country for 16 years through mindless undemocratic actions, has now become a caricature of a political party.
“This latest outburst is yet another reminder of how the PDP government serially abused state institutions in the pursuit of selfish political and economic interests. PDP is now being haunted by its sordid past and the ruinous party is now scampering from its own shadow.”
The party further said it was regrettable PDP had continued to take Nigerians for granted, and thinks that by embarking on scaremongering, the voters could forget their wanton crimes.
It added, “Nigerians are not gullible; it is now apparent that the PDP in a bid to hide their inadequacies and undesirability as elections approach has chosen to populate the public space with unfounded allegations.
“The APC continues to stand for and would defend a participatory democracy where elections are transparent, credible, free and fair. We also call on relevant agencies to monitor the PDP as its recent utterances are a red flag. We must prevent a recurrence of the PDP’s typical undemocratic practices during elections. Never again will a selfish few distort the wishes of the electorate.”
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