The APC has scolded the PDP to stop being “a crying baby” and rather, come to terms with the fact that it is now in opposition, and should be strategising about the daunting task ahead of it.
APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who gave the advice in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said the PDP was scared stiff of being in opposition, but that it was not by repeating obvious lies that an opposition party could be effective, but “by being creative, knowledgeable, resourceful and above all credible.”
APC argued that the fact that the PDP devoted a substantial part of the communiqué, issued after the inaugural meeting of the its National Working Committee and Governors/Senators-elect, complaining about alleged harassment and intimidation by the APC, showed that the erstwhile ruling party still did not understand the enormity of the challenges awaiting it as an opposition party.
Mohammed said, “We don’t blame them as they have neither the capacity nor the commitment to be in opposition. A party that stood for nothing but looting and rent collection will naturally be afraid of being in opposition, where there is nothing to loot or rent to collect.”
According to him, “This is why we wish to extend to the National Working Committee of the PDP a free orientation, just as we have offered the party’s spokesman a free crash course on how to be an opposition party spokesman. The theme of the orientation for the PDP NWC members will be ‘transiting from the ruling party to an opposition party’.
“In the first instance, there is no substitute for experience. Also, we believe that democracy will be deepened only when there is cooperation between the governing party and the opposition, hence the offer,” the party said.
APC also described as laughable the allegation by the PDP that the APC was trying to turn the country into a one-party state by luring and making irresistible offers to the leadership of the PDP.
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