The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has attacked the All Progressives Congress, APC, over its membership registration drive, noting that its three weeks extension will not change the alleged public rejection of the party.
PDP said the APC had become stuck with the exercise following alleged serious confusion and violent disagreements in their fold, after the plot it claimed to announce humongous fictitious figures and presenting a heavily padded membership register was busted.
The mockery of the registration exercise by the APC was made in a statement issued on Monday by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan.
The statement reads in part: “Our party is already aware of the confusion in the APC after genuine report from the field indicated a huge reduction in APC membership profile, given that more than half of its members across the federation refused to revalidate their membership while most regular Nigerians who they approached, responded with vehement apathy.
“Nigerians are also aware of the bitter disagreement among desperate APC power mongers from Kogi, Lagos and Kaduna states over allocation of membership figures as well as location for final compilation of APC fictitious membership inventory.
“The public now know why the APC desperately side-stepped its original membership register, in the fraudulent exercise, as revealed by the recent outburst of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
“It is indeed instructive that Nigerians have rejected the APC despite being lured with money in Taraba, Kogi, Imo, Kaduna and other states; despite the threats in Kano as well as attempt at night registration in Enugu and some other states.
“Such rejection only goes to validate the fact that majority of Nigerians are not ready to dine on the same table with the APC, even with the longest of spoons.
“The PDP therefore counsels the APC not to waste its time with the shenanigan of an extension as such cannot change the reality of their rejection by Nigerians.
“Our party commends Nigerians for not allowing the APC, a party that has brought so much devastation, pain and anguish and which has nothing to offer for the future of our nation, to beguile and trap them again with a fraudulent membership drive.
“The PDP appreciates the overwhelming support our party has been receiving from Nigerians as we work together in the national consensus to rescue our nation from the misrule of the APC by reelecting the PDP come 2023, so as to return our nation to the path of peace, national cohesion and economic prosperity.”