By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is on the throes of imminent death, saying its national leadership has resorted to fabrications and cheap blackmail against those leaving the ruling party’s fold in droves.
The PDP in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan said the ruling party was already sniffing the smell of defeat ahead of the 2019 elections, adding that the APC has become “intensely nervous and chaotic over the soaring popularity of the PDP as well as the surge of Nigerians, across board, into our fold as a repositioned and rebranded party.”
The statement read, “We are not surprised that the APC, out of frustration, has resorted to sponsoring spurious publications filled with deceptions, fabrications and lies against the PDP.
“The APC is particularly unsettled by the huge successes recorded by the Liyel Imoke-led PDP Contact and Integration Committee, in seamlessly galvanizing alliances among stakeholders across other parties, including those returning from the APC.
“The APC is further disconcerted by the spirit of accommodation, agreement and oneness of purpose that pervade the alliances among old, new and returning members of the PDP in our key structure across all the states of the federation, particularly in Sokoto, Kogi, Kwara and Kano states, where all new and retuning members have been accorded very warm reception.
“What the APC, in its depravity and desperation, has failed to note is that the PDP had, since its repositioning, made adequate arrangements, ahead of time, to accommodate all interests and alignments in this collective quest to rescue our nation from the misrule of President Muhammadu Buhari, come 2019.
“The APC should come to terms with the fact that as the name of our great party connotes, the rebranded and repositioned PDP remains a party of all Nigerians and will continue to provide equal opportunity for all Nigerians to freely aspire, even for the highest position in the land, irrespective of creed, tribe or even previous party affiliations.”
The party further charge political group to align with its coalition plans in order to build “a new broad-based political engagement to rescue the nation and return her to the path of peace, unity and economic prosperity, come 2019.”