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PDP: APC crisis-ridden congresses explain why Nigeria is in conflict

The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has derided the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its just-concluded party congresses across the country.

The opposition party noted that the crisis in 20 state chapters of the APC, where parallel congresses were held on Saturday to elect state officers of the party, is a clear signal of why the nation is in a disaster.

The PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said, “the fractious congresses of the APC has shown how greed and lust for power the APC leaders have created in all facets of our national life.”

The PDP described the APC congresses as a harvest of confusion in which APC leaders engaged in a physical, verbal and emotional assault against another while using their thugs to unleash mayhem on party members with charms and dangerous weapons.

“It is indeed despicable that a party that has the incumbent President of the country could not successfully conduct state congress, as their leaders were seen behaving recklessly and investing heavily in violence; a development that speaks volumes on why our nation has been under the heavy yoke of violence, division, bloodletting and acts of terrorism under the APC watch.

“The outcome of APC congresses in many of the states has shown that it is a party that lacks leadership direction and internal cohesion; a party of unruly people, who are averse to peace, which explains why our country is reeling in crisis under the APC.

“The APC cannot guarantee or give unity, tranquillity and progress to our nation. Instead, it has continued to worsen the tension in the country. It has continued to show itself as a party that is troubled from within and only waiting to implode at any time.

“Nigerians should be wary of the APC. If the APC congresses turned out this bad one can only imagine the type of mayhem that would characterize its primaries as well as their involvement in the general election.

“The APC state congresses present an unprecedented scenario in the history of our nation, where a party which produced the incumbent President, will have its ranks so torn down in shameful spectacle,” the party said.

PDP urged Nigerians to make a correct interpretation of the signal sent out by APC congresses, “which is that the ruling party is a mere contraption and an inchoate body of disparate elements. Such a party cannot organise for the genuine development of the country.”

The PDP said that it is aware of the efforts by the APC to inject crisis into its congresses, but, however, commended the deft handling of issues “in all our congresses to avert a crisis situation plotted by the APC.”

The PDP called on Nigerians to reject this crisis-ridden, conflict-provoking, and troubled political special purpose vehicle called APC.

“It is clear that the APC cannot lead Nigeria to the promised land. It can only worsen the current uncertainty it has hitherto unleashed on Nigerians,” the party said.

The PDP said that it remains the umbrella party that symbolises the yearning of Nigerians for unity, development, and security, adding that it has refocused to rebuild the national fabrics, reunite “our people and chart a way forward for sustainable development in our country.”

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