The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is pained by President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged imposition of Adam Oshiomhole as candidate for office of national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress. In its statement on Wednesday, the PDP said Buhari’s alleged “high-handedness and coronation of former Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole” showed the APC had lost “all democratic credentials”.
“The APC has now practically become a party of ‘any thing goes’ where decisions are taken only according to the whims and caprices of President Buhari in conjuction with his Presidency cabal”, said Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesperson of the PDP.
Furthermore, the PDP said APC governors merely “acquiesced to the orders and preferences of President Buhari because the APC has since lost its populist buoyancy and strength with which it was berthed on 2014”.
The opposition party alleged those opposed to the President’s wishes among the APC membes are being threatened and harassed. Moreover, the party Oshiomhole “is burdened by allegations of humongous corruption while serving as Edo state governor …who by now should have been facing investigation”.
“Nigerians can now see that the APC is an ideologically vacuous vehicle used to seize power in 2015 and which oppressive elements working for President Buhari are also currently deploying to subvert the will of the people ahead of the 2019 general elections.”