PDP vows to stop APC’s 32-year-rule plan
By Our Reporter
Nigeria’s main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has declared its readiness to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023 and thwart the party’s quest to rule the country for 36 years.
PDP was reacting to claims by Yobe state governor and chairman of APC caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee, Mai Mala Buni, that the ruling party’s grand plan was to retain political power in Nigeria for over three decades.
“The vision of the party is to provide a wheel that would drive the party to go beyond 6th, 7th and even 8th term of office to effectively implement the party manifesto, improve the lives of Nigerians and to remain Nigeria’s leading political party,” Buni said, while speaking at the inauguration of the strategy and contact committee at the party secretariat Tuesday in Abuja.
“As l said earlier, if you don’t manage your crisis, your crisis will manage you. I am happy to say that the committee is running an all-inclusive administration, giving all stakeholders and indeed our members the opportunity to contribute in the onerous task of rebuilding the party,” he adds.
Reacting through its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP said Nigerians were ready to defeat the APC in 2023. He added that even the APC’s claim to renew the voter register of 36 million citizens was a fabrication that would have no effect on Nigerians at all.
Ologbondiyan stated that his party was not moved by “APC’s intimidation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the judiciary and security agencies as well as deployment of thugs from neighbouring countries, will help them to subvert the will of Nigerians in future elections”
He added that Maimala Buni’s statement meant Nigerians should continue to live in misery, poverty, hunger and insecurity, with suffering for another 26 years.
“In Buni’s whims and thoughtlessness, Nigerians should make themselves ready for another 26 years of anguish, pains, hunger and starvation, insecurity and limitless suffering. This is the height of recklessness, insensitivity, and an affront to the sensibilities of Nigerians” Ologbondiyan said.