There is indeed no love lost between the two major political parties in the country, People's Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) as both parties can never pass up on the opportunity to attack each other.
Following the controversial PDP national convention held in Abuja on Saturday, 9th December, in which some members of the party lamented over the proceedings and outcome of the party's national chairmanship election, APC has slammed the former ruling party, stating that the party is "not willing and ready to change" from its corrupt ways.
APC in a statement issued by the party's spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi likened PDP to a “leopard that cannot change its spot”.
The ruling party stressed that PDP was a party with corruption deeply rooted into its DNA, adding that the decision of the party to frustrate the South-West chairmanship candidates was "unfortunate".
According to APC, PDP members who can pass the integrity test are advised to join the ruling party so as to achieve the much-needed change which the country deserves.
The statement read;
"The biggest political party in Africa has now been reduced to a regional party".
"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 is 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".
"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".
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