Your attempt to turn Nigeria into one-party state won’t work, PDP replies APC, Presidency

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its administration of attempting to turn the country into a one-party state.

The opposition party stated this in response to remarks by the ruling party that there exist no opposing camp in the country to interrogate its policies and programmes.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu,  corroborated the remarks of the APC in an article wherein he said the opposition parties in the country has gone missing.

But in a response from Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, the party said the plans of the APC against the multi-party system being practiced in the country will fail.

“The Buhari presidency came out to claim that there are agitators for a third term. We quickly pointed it out to them that there are no agitators; rather, if there is anything, it is the Buhari Presidency who is bringing the third term to the issue of national discourse,” Mr Ologbondiyan said while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

“We assured them that, given the magnificent failures of this Buhari Presidency, Nigerians are not ready to discuss it.

“From there, they have moved to the issue of one-party state and bringing it to national discourse. Even that is totally unacceptable to us and I want those who are advising the President on this issue to back off.

“As they came out to claim that the major opposition party is dead, we want to state clearly that our party is the consensus political party of the majority of Nigerians and our party, after a long journey of overhauling, has become the centre for seeking for power and good governance in our nation.

“The PDP does not contain certificate forgers; it is not a party of people who are contrivers.

“Our political party is relating directly with Nigerian people and we are working assiduously to make sure that democratic tenets of our nation is not only entrenched but seen to be entrenched in our nation.

“As we do not have space to respond to the gimmicks of former democrats who went around the nation and brought a despot into a democratic order, so also do we have no space to engage in verbal discussion with characters who are known to be pillaging and stealing directly from the patrimony of our nation.

“As such, we are not going to respond to the innuendos such characters are bandying.

“The PDP remains the bastion of democracy in our nation. PDP is in the Supreme Court to ensure that the mandate which was given to Atiku and has been stolen is restored to us,” he added.