The People’s Democratic Party(PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of destabilising the “solid foundation” it laid in 16 years.
PDP’s national secretary, Ben Obi, made the statement at the party’s non-elective national convention in Abuja on Saturday, declaring that the APC has “rubbished” the efforts of the PDP, whereas, the APC has nothing better to offer Nigerians.
According to Obi, “In spite of our challenges, Nigerians still demonstrate their love for the party by voting the party in many by-elections”.
“Nigerians have witnessed another government and I am sure they can now testify that the PDP is the true democratic party.
“The party has used this period to embark on stock taking. We are dedicated to delivering the dividends of democracy to Nigerians especially in these times of sufferings under the APC.”
Chairman of the convention planning committee and Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, also reemphasised that high profile Nigerians will defect to the party within the next three weeks.
“This is a new PDP and with the excitement we saw after the supreme court victory amongst Nigerians and not only PDP followers, I believe that a lot of people who thought that the party was going to implode by itself will realise that we are back alive and ready to offer what it takes to better the lives of Nigerians,” he said.
Okowa also declared that with the state of the country, its only a matter of time before Nigerians realise that the PDP is the only “alternative” to save Nigeria
“From the way things are going presently in this country, I believe Nigerians will realise that PDP is the only alternative that can bring Nigeria out of her present economic challenges.”
Meanwhile, Okowa had earlier confidently said that the PDP will defeat the APC in 2019 elections.