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PDP Crisis: APC Does Not Want A Viable Opposition – Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje
Posted: Aug 18, 2016 at 6:40 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Temidayo Akinsuyi



Lagos – One of the aspirants for the position of national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) blamed the crisis in the party on shenanigans by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Wednesday by his Director of Media and Publicity, Felix Oboagwina, Agbaje said: “PDP did everything to nourish democracy. But it is obvious that the ruling party does not want a viable opposition.

“APC must realise that without a thriving opposition, democracy cannot survive.”

Agbaje urged the media and civil society to take the ruling party to task on the need to stop meddling in the internal affairs of the opposition.

Agbaje said the crisis leading to the postponement of the PDP convention far outweighed his own personal disappointment. He, however, urged members of the party to keep the party alive.

“It is obvious that from the situation we found ourselves, we must keep the PDP alive. It is still the veritable platform for the opposition.

“So, the best option is what we have taken, which is to extend the life of the caretaker committee, to expand it as we have decided and to give room for whatever litigation,” he said.

According to him, members believe that at the end of the day, the truth will prevail because the majority will have their way.

“The PDP is definitely not going to die. The PDP is going to fight for its staying alive,” he said.

Agbaje also said that he was optimistic that before the end of the year, the party would bounce back stronger and more united.

“I’m sure that within the year, we will be very much stronger,” he said.