The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has revealed that the cabal now has control of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
The opposition party also stated that the outcome of the APC’s NEC meeting shows that the party was not a credible platform for Nigerians to aspire to elective offices.
In a statement released on Wednesday signed by the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said that the APC has “lost its soul and can no longer be reckoned with as a political party.”
“It is now certain that the APC is no longer a credible platform but an appropriated one, where only those anointed by the Presidency cabal can have the opportunity to aspire for any position within its ranks.The APC has been seized and is irredeemably damaged ahead of the 2019 general elections.
From the outcome of the Tuesday’s APC NEC meeting, it is clear that the party has finally collapsed, lost all democratic credentials and can no longer provide level playing ground for its members or even other Nigerians to freely aspire for any position of their choice, particularly, the Presidency, Governorship and National Assembly positions in the 2019 general elections.
Nigerians watched with rude shock as President Muhammadu Buhari, the African Union anti-corruption champion, directly superintended over the worst kind of corruption in a political party by overthrowing its constitution and democratic processes, all in the bid to shut out other contenders in the Presidential race, a development which further confirms that the President has lost popularity even in his own party.
We invite all to note that whereas the APC constitution provides for a four year tenure for officials of its organs and enshrined a re-election or reappointment at the expiration of the said tenure, the Buhari Presidency muzzled the APC NEC and imposed an illegal one year tenure extension for the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee, a fiat that is not provided for in the party’s constitution,”.