SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, (THEWILL) – The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the successful registration of their new party, describing it as healthy development for the nation’s democracy.
A statement signed by PDP Acting National Publicity Secretary, Barrister Tony Caesar Okeke, on Wednesday, however said the registration of the new party poses no threat to the ruling party.
The statement said PDP still maintains its pre-eminent position and enjoys the widest popularity and acceptance among Nigerians across the country.
The ruling party said with the registration of APC, Nigerians now expect the. leaders of the opposition party to eschew all forms of bitterness and. desperation and desist from politics of propaganda which characterised their former parties.
PDP also urged APC leaders to focus on issues and engage in more robust debates on the economy and other issues of governance in the general interest of the country.
“The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congratulates the. leadership of the All Progressive Congress on the successful registration of their new party. This is very healthy for our democracy.
We hope that from now the opposition will eschew all forms of bitterness and desperation and desist from politics of propaganda which characterised their former parties.
“We hope to see a vibrant opposition that will constructively engage the PDP on issues of governance in a way that Nigerians will be the utmost beneficiaries instead of overheating the polity by promoting violence and hatred among the people,” PDP said in the statement.
Insisting that the APC poses no threat to it, PDP said it “will. continue to maintain its preeminent position in the polity, adding that it remained the party with the widest acceptance and popularity among Nigerians across board.”
The statement however noted that Nigerians are not deceived by the change of. flag by the opposition. saying such does not remove their dictatorial. tendencies and penchant for deceit and propaganda for which Nigerians. have rejected them irrespective of party name.