The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told All Progressives Congress (APC) not to bother to campaign in the 2023 general elections as the APC cannot secure the statutory 25% of votes in most States of the country, under a credible, free, fair and transparent electoral process.
In a statement signed by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, the party asserted that the mammoth crowd that greets PDP’s rallies including the recent rallies in Kano and Katsina States, are clear messages to the APC that they have been rejected by the people and have no foothold in the 2023 general elections.
According to the statement, the takeover of President Buhari’s campaign office by the PDP in his home, Katsina State following the defection of critical APC stakeholders in the State, signals the surrender of the party and its structure to the PDP in the President’s strongholds.
The statement reads in parts, “The fact that Nigerians from all walks of life in Kano State, the political, commercial nerve center of the North and national melting point, defied the rain in massive show of solidarity to the PDP and our Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, underscores their determination to break through all barriers and return the PDP to power in 2023.”
“The current mass exodus from the APC into the PDP as being witnessed in most States including President Muhammadu Buhari’s home State of Katsina highpoints the consensus by Nigerians that the APC has irredeemably failed and that the PDP remains the only vehicle to rescue and rebuild the country from misrule of the APC.
“Nigerians have seen through the lies and falsehood of the incompetent, rudderless, insensitive, divisive, bloodthirsty and terrorism-enabling APC that has brought nothing but misery, economic hardship, hatred, unprecedented disunity and bloodletting to our nation in the last seven years.
“Nigerians have seen the APC in its true identity; a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV); a pirate ship of inchoate sailors and strange bed fellows clobbered together for remote personal gains, not for governance and public good.
“This is more so as the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT); the national leader of the APC government is no match to PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who has established his capacity to lead our nation out of the wood where Asiwaju and his failed APC plunged her”.
The PDP therefore commended the former Governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau and millions of other Nigerians who have not stopped rallying on the platform of the party.