-APC Reacts to PDP’s National Convention –
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released a statement in reaction to the outcome of the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held yesterday at the Eagle Square, Abuja, Nigeria. That convention led to the emergence of Prince Uche Secondus as national chairman of the PDP, Nigeria’s biggest opposition party.
Prince Uchendu scored 2,000 votes while Prof Tunde Adeniran came second with 230 votes. Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, owner of DAAR Communications (mother company of Raypower 100FM and Africa Independent Television) garnered 66 votes, to place third.
Professor Tunde Adeniran, who vied as a consensus candidate from Nigeria’s South West in that election, has called for a cancellation of the election, claiming that it was dominated by rigging and vote buying. Raymond Dokpesi initially condemned the outcome of the election but has now described it as the will of delegates. He has congratulated Uche Secondus for emerging victorious.
Read the full statement by the APC below:
In reacting to revelations of how money-for-votes and systematic rigging was brazenly perpetuated during the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) is mindful of the popular axiom: “A leopard cannot change its spot”.
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.
Again, it is tragic that the PDP which used to pride itself as “The biggest political party in Africa” has now been reduced to a regional party. By frustrating South West Chairmanship candidates, it is unfortunate that the PDP has decided to punish the South West for not voting for the Party in 2015.
We urge members of the PDP that can pass the integrity test to join the APC so that we can together bring about the much-needed Change the country deserves.
SIGNED: Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC).
- Cornelius Ellah
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