The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised the All Progressives Congress (APC) for its attempt to reconcile party members ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The PDP in a statement signed on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the move as laughable, stressing that no amount of effort will stop Nigerians from voting out the party.
It also accused the APC of failing to live up to its promises in nearly four years, yet, rather than trying to right the wrongs, the party is more interested in running in the coming elections.
Furthermore, the party said the disagreements in the APC are fallouts of members’ resentment towards its desperation for power.
The APC, however, believes that with Tinubu’s intervention, all aggrieved members will be reunited, making the party fit to run in the coming elections.
Last week, he was appointed to head the party’s reconciliation committee.
While some members of the APC believe that it is the last attempt to save the party from getting into a crisis, the PDP, on the other hand, says Nigerians are waiting to see the ‘magic’ the national leader will perform in transforming a “bad product”.
“Nigerians are therefore waiting to see how Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who has also openly expressed his concerns and disapprovals on the mismanagement of the economy and whose large constituents are direct victims of the ineptitude, impunity, nepotism, dictatorial tendencies, corruption and insecurity that has characterized the Buhari Presidency, will now turn around to preach that all is well and attempt to sell a practically bad product to the nation.
“It is instructive to further state that the desperate move by the Presidency to politically prey on individuals is mere foolhardiness and a totally decadent approach to pitch key leaders against the people on an issue that has already been thrown overboard.
“This is more so as the political institutions and frontrunners that threw up the Buhari Presidency in 2015 have now, not only regretted their actions, but have also strongly advised that President Buhari should not contemplate contesting a second term in office.
“Nigerians today suffer from pains inflicted on them by this administration and no amount of manipulation of individuals and public institutions can make them change their resolve to vote out APC in 2019, particularly as the party is stuck with an unpopular candidate.
“The PDP, therefore, finds APC’s attempt to reconcile its dwindling ranks as laughable, cosmetic and politically inconsequential,” the statement read in part.