The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a sinking party, notorious for lies, deceit and propaganda.
It also said it was expecting more defections to its fold from the opposition, urging the National Assembly to insist that the APC withdraw the allegation of bride for defection and apologise to the legislature and the entire nation.
The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, dismissed as false alarm, the statement by the APC that federal lawmakers were being induced with millions of dollars to defect to the PDP.
“Whilst we ordinarily should not dignify this sinking party, notorious for lies, deceit and propaganda with a reply, we are compelled to do so because their action is a direct attack on the basic fabric of our democracy,” the statement said.
PDP stressed that in alleging that lawmakers were being financially induced, the APC sought to cast doubt in the minds of Nigerians regarding the integrity of duly elected persons, politicians and the entire democratic institution.
“We urge the National Assembly to insist that the APC withdraws the allegation and apologise to the legislature and the entire nation.”
PDP said the APC had reached its peak, diminishing returns had set in, adding that “it is a clear sign that the opposition party had exhausted all its strategies and now seeks to cover its premature boast of majority in the National Assembly.”
“We are not surprised about the flurry of defections and return to our fold. The PDP remains the only national party while the APC is quasi national.