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PDP basks on APC's congress chaos

07 April 2014, 21:31

Abuja-  The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) mocked the All Progressives Party (APC) following the latter’s chaotic ward congress this past weekend.

In a statement, PDP described the event as huge embarrassment to democracy.

It is an irony that a party that daily claims it is on a mission to rescue Nigeria could not even conduct its own congress, read a PDP statement National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, released on Monday.

“The savagery witnessed in the exercise which came eight months after the registration of the party, offers a glimpse into the confusion and brutality that will be the order of the day if the APC is allowed to hold power in 2015.

A passerby would have thought the so called APC congress was a meeting of thugs as detailed hooligans took over the process on the directives of their party overlords and dealt harshly with members who dared to contest for positions already appropriated to hand-picked stooges of the owners of the party. From Lagos to Borno, Rivers to Zamfara, the story is consistently the same; a tale of cronyism, thuggery, violence and general disregard for the principles of democracy,” the ruling party stated.

According to the PDP, the situation was so bad that the congress was cancelled in Adamawa and Katsina while in Kano and Sokoto, there was no voting as both states chose their ward officials via a “strange consensus' option.”

“These are the 'progressives' and 'democrats' that want to rescue Nigeria,” the PDP enthused.

PDP stated that the APC had no business in a democracy, adding that the opposition party should be honourable enough to commence the process of its own disbandment.

“This is the same party that called the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) names and asked for the resignation of its board over the conduct of the Anambra elections due to slight hitches experienced in that exercise.

Will the APC now be honourable enough to call for its own disbandment seeing as they have experienced not slight, but massive hitches in their own congress? If the APC cannot manage its own internal affairs, how can it manage a country as complex as Nigeria?" the ruling party questioned.

– CAJ News

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