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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday alleged that the violent attack on the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, by members of the party has further confirmed that the “dysfunctional” APC has finally disintegrated.

The former Edo State governor was reportedly attacked in Benin, the state capital, by some persons supposed to be APC hoodlums, at the weekend.

Responding on the development in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday, the PDP said the fact that APC members openly took up arms against its leadership was a huge demonstration of their eternal rejection of the APC and the Buhari Presidency.

“For APC members to publicly call their national chairman a “thief”, as reported in the open media, amply captures the mood of majority of Nigerians, including APC members, that the APC and its government are havens for thieves, criminal gangs and corrupt persons.

“The indisputable fact among Nigerians is that the APC has become torn apart within its core. The manifest greed and ravenousness of its leaders, particularly, in the Presidential villa, in addition to endless infighting over positions and looted resources has further exposed the party as a soulless mob.

“The APC has never been a genuine platform for governance. It has neither the predisposition nor the design for operable people-oriented policy and programmes. If anything, it has remained a special purpose vehicle, for power grabbing, hijacked by an oppressive and exploitative cabal, who has no iota of interest in the welfare of Nigerians.

“Indeed, the propensity of APC leaders at looting our common patrimony as well as the total neglect of the living conditions of the masses, whose mandate they had stolen, has become a huge source of anger and resentment in the hearts of Nigerians.

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“Nigerians expect Oshiomhole to respond to the demands of his party members, who are chasing him around like a common tout and for which he was reported to have hidden in a hotel in Benin City,” the statement read.

The party added, “Is it not absurd for a national chairman of a political party that claims to have won an election just a few months back to require the services of truck load of police men and personal thugs to escape from Benin to Abuja?”

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