The All Progressives Congress, APC, has on Friday slammed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for not being a worthy opposition party in the country, saying that, former President Goodluck Jonathan has been working for the APC and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, because he is a ‘progressive’ Statesman, Page 36 learnt.
The APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, stated this while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’.
Recall, that some APC Chieftains visited the Abuja residence of the former President, to mark his 63rd birthday celebration, last week Friday, raising the stakes in permutations for the 2023 general elections.
Reacting on Friday evening, Nabena said: “We are not desperate. Goodluck Jonathan has been working for this government, he has been going to all African countries. If he is not a progressive person, he will not have been working for this government.”
The PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, who also spoke on the programme, however, said that there is nothing progressive about the APC.
He stated the APC has failed in all critical aspects of governance, and ‘many’ of the Governors of the ruling party are set to join the PDP.
He noted that the defection of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, and the recent movement of the Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo, from the PDP to the APC, were isolated cases of persons who used the ladders of the PDP to rise, but decided to break it on getting to the top.
Odeyemi’s words: “Many APC Governors are talking to us. Perhaps, Nigerians have not seen the end of these activities. More Governors of APC are coming to join us. 2023 will destabilise APC.
“The question we have to ask ourselves, is that what has been the achievements of the APC now, that will now warrant people to join them, if not for selfish reason?
“Is it about the economy, is it about security, or is it about the country’s infrastructure, that will make people now see them as a formidable party to join? I say, no.
“We are not bothered. Nigerians know the party to vote for in 2023. We believe power belongs to the people, and we are relying on the people to make the decision in 2023.”