PDP Governors’ Forum: APC discredits resolutions as lies, conspiracy theories


…an attempt to explain its failed state

Joshua Elekwachi, Abuja

The ruling party has described the resolutions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum as lies, and idle conspiracy theories on the state of the nation and what it called the PDP’s pitiable attempt to explain its failed state as the supposed main opposition party in the country.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said this in response to the resolutions reached by the PDP Governor’s Forum in its meeting held Monday, Bauchi in Bauchi state.

The statement signed by its National Secretary Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe PhD said it is indeed remarkable that the PDP has finally opened up to its fast depleting fortunes, and that it is advisable for the PDP to concentrate on redemption instead of blaming the APC or anyone else for its rudderless state.

“We reiterate that it is foolhardy for the PDP to expect its members to sink with the party in the face of its failed state. The PDP should quickly address itself to the fact that its members and leaders who are joining the APC in droves are attracted and inspired by the progressive leadership of the President Muhammadu Buhari government and the internal democracy being entrenched by the leadership of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC),” he advised.

Disputing claims of the PDP Governors that the APC by the introduction of a unitary method in the conduct of party primaries which the forum alleged will give room to massive rigging, the APC claimed that under President Buhari, every election conducted in the country has been an improvement on the last.

“The APC will continue to support constitutionally backed innovations by our election management bodies to make our elections more credible.

“At party level, APC is resolved to entrench internal democracy in all decision making processes, particularly party nomination – direct and indirect primaries or consensus.”

He revealed the Permanent Voters’ Card remains the only legal instrument voters can use to elect progressive leaders who can sustain the ongoing efforts of APC governments at the Federal, State and Local Government Areas to sustain its successes in renewing national infrastructure, transforming agriculture and diversifying the economy.

“We urge well-meaning Nigerians to take advantage of the ongoing  Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) Continuous Voter Registration exercise to register.”