The Peoples Democratic Party says the ruling All Progressives Congress is scared because it ”successfully” conducted its elective National Convention on Saturday.
It claimed Nigerians have realised that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is deceptive.
A new leadership of Nigeria’s main opposition party emerged in the early hours of Sunday at the Eagle Square in Abuja, with Uche Secondus returning as National Chairman, having previously served as acting National Chairman of the party.
But the APC on Sunday morning described the PDP convention as characterised by vote buying and ballot rigging.
The APC, through its National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, said the exercise exposed the party as a platform with corruption in its DNA.
However, PDP’s new National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described as laughable the condemnation of its convention by the ruling party.
“It is indeed laughable that the APC which has roundly failed in not only managing the affairs of the country but also its own internal issues would recourse to panic mode just because the PDP has succeeded in uniting its fronts by conducting of a very credible elective national convention,” Ologbondiyan said in a statement.
“We were very much aware of the plots by the APC to scuttle the convention and failing, it has resorted to a failed attempt to discredit an elective convention that has been adjudged as creditable, novel and laudable by political stakeholders and lovers of democracy across the nation.
“This unwarranted attack is only symptomatic of a party that has lost control and only clutching on straws for survival, having been outrightly rejected by Nigerians.
“Is it not disgusting, reprehensible and embarrassing that the APC that has repeatedly failed to hold meetings, congresses and convention in the last three years, and has flagrantly continued to violate its own constitution, is questioning our party’s rights to perform her legitimate and constitutional obligation?
“Nigerians have come to discover that APC is a fraud, an organisation of deceitful characters who have failed to keep a single of its countless promises made to the citizens.
“It is no longer news that the nation is drifting under APC and the PDP has come to the rescue. We must therefore remind the APC that the era of deceit, trickery and scaremongering, which has been the hallmarks of their government, is gone and Nigerians are just waiting to kick them out come 2019.”