The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will not be reliant on financial might to triumph in the 2019 general elections.
The party said instead, the goodwill of Nigerians would propel it to victory.
President Muhammadu Buhari had said the All Progressives Congress (APC) may not be able to match the financial resources of the opposition in the 2019 elections.
Reacting to the comment, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, said the party will not rely on money to win the upcoming elections.
He said the APC is “mortally” afraid of the PDP because the opposition now enjoys the support and goodwill of Nigerians.
“We want President @MBuhari and the sinking @APCNigeria to know that the repositioned PDP will not rely on money to win the 2019 general elections. The goodwill and support of Nigerians are enough resources for our victory,” the statement read.
“The declaration by President @MBuhari that he cannot match the resources of the opposition ahead of the 2019 presidential election is a clear admission that he has totally squandered the goodwill that brought him into office in 2015, due to his abysmal failure. @APCNigeria.
“This revelation by @MBuhari and his dysfunctional @APCNigeria further portrays Mr. President and his party as mortally afraid of the PDP, having realized that the key electoral resource which our renewed PDP enjoys is the overwhelming support and goodwill of Nigerians.
“It is unfortunate that President @MBuhari would resort to face-saving stunts, barefaced blackmail and outright condemnation of the PDP rather than admitting his failures to fulfill campaign promises that he freely made to Nigerians.
“Perhaps, Mr. President needs to know that Nigerians have become more politically sophisticated and that the only resources needed by a political party or a candidate in an election is the goodwill of the people and not financial reserves.”
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