The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has declared that nothing will make Nigerians allow the Peoples Democratic Government return to power in 2019.
He said much as the current situation might not be perfect, PDP did not come across to Nigerians as a party to return to power.
Oshiomhole made the declaration on Thursday while speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja after he met with the president.
He said despite the apology made by the PDP to Nigerians over its years of misrule, Nigerians would no longer entrust it with their fate.
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His words: “I have not heard anybody say he has accepted the PDP apology. People that have robbed you; they don’t apologise and say allow me back to your store room; you don’t do that.
“We are certain that even as we cannot talk of any perfect situation, nothing can make Nigerians get so confused as to think that those who mismanaged yesterday and those who were at the heart of that mismanagement can be entrusted with providing leadership for tomorrow.
“I do not think that is a question at all. PDP is out of this calculation as far as I am concerned.”
He stated further: “PDP is just not an option, particularly when their candidate is not a new face; there is no basis for benefit of the doubt.
“You can give benefit of the doubt to a stranger not to someone who was at the heart; perhaps one of most powerful vice presidents we have ever had.
“So, I am clear that Nigerians will not have any basis to give PDP the benefit of the doubt.”
Oshiomhole also spoke on the campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari which would be flagged off in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital on Friday.
According to him, the people of the state could not wait to receive the president for his rally.
He said the APC would storm Uyo on Friday.