APC calls on new PDP leaders to uphold democracy
Aanya Igomu, Abuja
The All Progressive Congress, APC is tasking the new National Working Committee of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to uphold democratic practices.
The APC stated this in a press statement signed by the APC National Caretaker Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe.
Sen. Akpanudoedehe said the new PDP leaders must show that they are willing to atone for 16 years of PDP “mismanagement” of Nigeria.
“The PDP’s new leadership must prove to Nigerians that it is willing and ready to discard its penchant for impunity by submitting to the new democratic environment entrenched by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government where votes count and the will of the people prevails in all electoral contests.
“This is the task before the new Senator Iyorchia Ayu-led PDP. Not empty and tired rhetorics of 2023 handover notes.
“Going by the utterances and direction of the new PDP leadership, any hope of a refocused opposition party expected to atone for misdeeds on the country when it was in government for 16 years and as a failed opposition party following PDP’s sack in 2015 have now been quickly dashed.
“Clearly, the PDP’s sole intent is power grabbing by any means, ignoring the need for genuine restitution, return of stolen public funds and assets still in possession of politically exposed persons during its 16-year administration and ultimately providing a truly viable and credible opposition our democracy needs to thrive,” he said.