The elect-spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Kola Ologbondinyan, has fired back at the Spokesperson of the ruling party on a statement issued on the just-concluded convention of the PDP
Speaking further, Ologbondiyan described the contentious elective convention of his party as a model that scares the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He claimed that it is indeed laughable that the APC which has roundly failed in not only managing the affairs of the country but also its own internal issues, would recourse to panic mode just because the PDP has succeeded in uniting its fronts, having conducted a very credible elective National Convention, on Saturday.
n the words of Ologbondiyan: “We were very much aware of the plots by the APC to scuttle the convention and failing it has resorted to a failed attempt to discredit an elective convention that has been adjudged as creditable, novel and laudable by political stakeholders and lovers of democracy across the nation.”
He emphasised that the unwarranted attack is only symptomatic of a party (APC) that has lost control and only clutching on straws for survival having been outrightly rejected by Nigerians.
He however asked: “Is it not disgusting, reprehensible and embarrassing that the APC that has repeatedly failed to hold meetings, congresses and convention in the last three years and has flagrantly continued to violate its own constitution is questioning our party’s rights to perform her legitimate and constitutional obligation? Which impunity could be higher than APC violating its constitution?”
“Perhaps APC leaders have never read Article 25 (A)(i) of their party’s Constitution which stipulates that “the National Convention of the party (APC) shall be held once in two years at a date, venue and time to be recommended by the National Working Committee (NWC) and approved by the National Executive Committee (NEC) subject to the giving of the statutory notices to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and at least 14 days notice given to members eligible to attend.
“It is important for this spokesman of a failed party and his pack of incompetent members to reminisce on the needless pains and suffering they have inflicted on Nigerians rather than being jittery over the successful outcome of the PDP’s elective national convention.”
Nigerians have come to discover that APC is a fraud, an organization of deceitful characters who have failed to keep a single of its countless promises made to the citizens.”
“It is no longer news that the nation is drifting under APC and the PDP has come to the rescue. We must therefore remind the APC that the era of deceit, trickery and scaremongering, which has been the hallmarks of their government, is gone and Nigerians are just waiting to kick them out come 2019,” Ologbondiyan added.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has said earlier that his party is mindful of the popular axiom: “A leopard cannot change its spot”, adding that “The abnormalities that trailed the PDP National Convention have further exposed the PDP as a Party not ready and willing to change.
“Indeed, the PDP has once again displayed itself to the generality of Nigerians that it is a Party with corruption deeply rooted in its DNA.”