Stop Wooing Our Govs, Members, PDP Tells APC, Its A Game of Numbers, APC Replies
The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) for wooing its governors and members to join their fold, asserting the APC to be “a hypocritical party” bereft of a sound ideology.
The party was responding to the visit of APC leaders to the governor of Sokoto state, Aliyu Wamako after the leaders attended the inauguration of the state owned university in Sokoto.
The APC leaders led by interim national chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, General Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and including Governors Babatunde Fashola of Lagos, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, and are scheduled to arrive Adamawa State this morning where they are also expected to woo Governor Murtala Nyako, another of the PDP G7 governors.
The PDP in a reaction to the developments described the APC leaders as desperate, belonging to an ideologically hollow party bereft of sound principles.
In a reaction apparently directed at the Tuesday convergence of APC leaders with nPDP leaders in Sokoto, the PDP said the desperation to woo the PDP governors was a confirmation that the APC lacked “true followership and electable materials and hence its desperate bid to poach from the PDP.”
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP said the APC has shown that it is nothing but “a party of hypocrites driven by desperate and blind quest for power and not by any ideology geared towards serving the interest of the people.
“In turning around to woo members of the PDP, a party it has continued to castigate, the APC has shown the height of hypocrisy and ultimately confirms to Nigerians that it has nothing to offer and truly lacked genuine ideology and principle. The APC has shown that it lacks genuine followership and electable materials. Otherwise why would it be desperate to poach from the PDP? Why would it celebrate and dramatize mere discussions with three or four aggrieved governors of the PDP?
The statement, however, said the PDP is not perturbed by the actions of the opposition adding that “no genuine member of the PDP will opt for the APC”, which it described as a party given to religious bigotry and promotion of violence and divisions among Nigerians.
Reacting to the assertions, the APC’s spokesman, Lai Mohammed told Vanguard that following the meeting with Governor Lamido, “we are not ashamed to say that we are wooing the G7 governors and if they have the penchant of losing their own members, it is not our own penchant.
“We have the penchant of wooing people to join us. This is a game of numbers and a thousand friends is not enough, the more the merrier and we are going to be all over Nigeria wooing more and more Nigerians to join us,” he said.
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