The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that the registration of All Progressives Congress (APC), which fell below the expectation of the party was a signpost to the bitter fate awaiting the opposition in 2015 general elections.
It added that it was not surprised the APC membership registration fell far below the mouthful claims, as Nigerians have refused to be trapped.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, the party said: “The fact is that Nigerians realised early enough that the APC is a rudderless ship captained by political rabble rousers, in a mal-voyage for the Bermuda. They have realised that the APC is an inoperable coalition of strange bed fellows whose buoyant pedigree in tribalism and bigotry will navigate the unity and the oneness of our people to the rocks.”
It added that APC displayed political immaturity in handling its fantasied majority in the National Assembly and the presumed control of states of Sokoto, Kano, Nasarawa, Kwara and Imo “where the people have now rejected them.”
The party, therefore, urged all Nigerians who were either deceived or forced into the APC, to ignore the blackmail by its leadership, feel free to exercise their fundamental rights and liberate themselves.
PDP has also attributed the current surge of defections and the return of very influential Nigerians from the opposition to the PDP, to the sterling leadership qualities of its new National Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu, a development the party also said was an eloquent expression of the confidence Nigerians reposed in the PDP, as the only sure vehicle for the sustenance of democracy.
“Nigerians will recall that while being sworn-in, Mu’azu pledged his determined effort and total commitment to breaking all barriers to peace and cohesion to halt the dwindling fortunes of the PDP. He has pursued this with vigour, sincerity and open heart and the result is manifest.”