The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been forewarned by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to waste their time running for office in the general elections of 2023.
In a statement released on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Debo Ologunagba, the PDP’s national publicity secretary; it was claimed that the APC could not win the required 25% of the popular vote in the majority of states.
The opposition party said that the large crowds at its recent rallies in the states of Kano; as well as Katsina were loud indications that Nigerians have rejected the APC; in advance of the general elections of 2023.
The PDP referenced the support given to its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar in Kano; adding that it demonstrates their resolve to overcome all obstacles; overthrow the APC, and restore their party to power.
The large departure of APC supporters towards the PDP in most states, including Katsina; the state of President Muhammadu Buhari, was cited as another evidence that the party had let Nigerians down.
He added that the PDP is still the only way to save and restore Nigeria from APC’s misrule.
The statement partly read “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 APC and its structure to the PDP in President Buhari’s supposed strongholds.
“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 bedfellows clobbered together for remote personal gains, not for governance and the public good.
“This is more so, as the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT); the national leader of the failed 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.
“From all indications, under a credible, free, fair and transparent electoral process, the APC cannot secure the statutory 25% of votes in most States across the country”.