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The scribe of the All Progressives Congress, Senator John James Akpanudoede, has said that the opposition PDP is grossly unqualified to posture as a fitting alternative or replacement to the ruling party.
He was speaking while responding to the party’ s state chairmen who paid a solidarity visit to the Caretaker/ Emergency Convention Planning Committee on Thursday.
Earlier, the Delta State APC Chairman, Prophet Jones Ode Erue, speaking on behalf of his colleagues, emphasized the need for loyalty to the party while pledging the unalloyed support of he and his colleagues to the leadership of the party.
” We want to say that our party, the All Progressives Congress is greater than any individual, therefore, its existence is paramount to us and we are not going to mortgage it for any reason. We are not going to destroy our APC for any reason,” Erue said.
“Therefore, we State Chairmen resolve and we stand resolved that we stand with the leadership of our great party under the leadership of his Excellency, Mai Mala Buni.
“We are not in military regime, we operate a constitution. Therefore, anybody in whatever form they come to challenge the corporate existence of our party we State Chairmen resolve we will stand against such force no matter who is behind the force because this is our party we have no other party apart from APC.
“Sir, this party is the only hope we have and we are not prepared to give it out to anybody whether individual or group in the name of anything than the purpose for which this party was created. Because we are sure we are not ready to relinquish power at the centre to anybody and if we’re not prepared to relinquish power to anybody, we’re standing firm with the leadership”
“The leadership of our party, we admire your courage in the face of all that is happening and we pray God to continue to give you the stamina to stir us to the point of victory in all our endeavors as a party.
“We resolve that any sponsor of crisis in our party should desist from that because the State Chairmen resolve that they will not tolerate such sponsorship and if we know we will do the needful in our various States before the national will hear about it.
“Because of what we heard that some people are saying that they now own our party, they have taken over party, there’s a coup detat, I don’t know where constitutionality was thrown overboard and the people who are doing it are not members of our party because they are not known to us and if they are known, they should know the Constitutional way to go about things.
“So, we stand by the Constitutionality of our party, we stand with the leadership of his Excellency Mai Mala Buni and we will continue to give hand of fellowship, we will continue to give the backing needed, we will continue to fight in the trenches with you, we will continue to call it our party.