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PDP needs lecture in opposition politics –APC

Posted: Apr 18, 2015 at 10:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Temidayo  Akinsuyi – Snr. Correspondent, Lagos


The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday denied having any hand in the crumbling of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , as alleged by the party’s National Publicity Secretary,  Olisa Metuh.  Rather the PDP, and especially its spokesman, needs a lecture in opposition politics.

The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed said it is prepared to offer PDP a free, six-week crash-course on its new role as the opposition party and Metuh as opposition spokesman.

Metuh had, in an interaction with newsmen, raised the alarm of plans by the APC  to destabilise the PDP, using disgruntled members of the ruling party.

According to Mohammed, during the training, Metuh will be given free lessons by his APC counterpart, in the spirit of cooperation and for the advancement of the nation’s democracy.

‘’Metuh will need the training to effectively carry out his new, tough task. It is now obvious that he needs to understand that for him to succeed in his new role, he must be credible, empirical, more sophisticated in language use and very passionate, in addition to being able to operate on a lean or zero budget,’’ it said.

APC said it is ludicrous for anyone to suggest that the party is seeking to destabilize the PDP, when the erstwhile ruling party has done such a great job of crumbling under its own weight, having gorged on the commonwealth.

‘’Really, it beggars belief to say that the APC is seeking to lure away members of the PDP’s NEC with ‘phantom promises and threats’, with a view to destabilizing the party, when everyone knows the rate at which PDP stalwarts have been rushing to jump off the sinking ship called the PDP before it finally tips over.

‘’Our National Chairman and our President-elect have even spoken out publicly on this issue, encouraging the eager PDP defectors to stay back in their party so they can provide a formidable opposition to the new ruling party. How then can anyone accuse the APC of either luring away PDP members or seeking to destabilize a party that has done itself in?’’ the party queried.

It advised Metuh to take a little time off so he can engage in some introspection, against the backdrop of the total repudiation by Nigerians of the brand of politics that his party, the PDP, played in its days as the ruling party.