The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that it is in talks with some house of representatives members who plan to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the PDP.
Recall that the house minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu had earlier claimed that some of the APC lawmakers have indicated interest in defecting to the PDP.
Reacting to Elumelu’s claim, Al-Hassan Ado Doguwa, majority leader of the house, had described PDP as a sinking party.
But Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s spokesperson, in a statement on Saturday, said the lawmakers are defecting to the PDP because APC has failed.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counsels the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership in the House of Representatives to stop whining over the decision of some APC members to quit their party in the face of widespread discontentment trailing the failures of the APC and Buhari administration to address the rising insecurity and excruciating economic hardship ravaging our country,” the statement read.
“The PDP also berates the APC leadership in the House of Representatives for resorting to personal attack on the Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, for informing Nigerians of the decision of the APC lawmakers to join forces with the PDP in our quest to rescue our nation from the misrule of the APC.
“The unwarranted attack on the Minority Leader has further exposed the insensitivity of the APC leadership in the House of Representatives to the killings, kidnapping, bloodletting, violence, hunger and utter hopelessness pervading our country due to the manifest incompetence and divisiveness of the Buhari-led APC administration.
“The attack further shows that the APC leadership in the House is insensitive to the fact that our nation is heading to a failed state; that all parts of our nation is practically under siege; that Nigerians can no longer move freely around our country, as terrorists, bandits and kidnappers have taken over towns, communities and highways in various parts of our country, and that President Buhari-led APC has no solution, having been overwhelmed by the demands of governance.
“The PDP counsels the APC leadership in the House of Representatives to note that the move by the lawmakers is in consonance with the wishes and aspiration of the vast majority of their constituents and Nigerians across board, who are fed up with the failures of the APC administration.
“For the avoidance of doubt, our party confirms being in talks with patriotic Nigerians who are trapped in the APC; who are fed up with the incompetence, lies, falsehood and corruption in the APC administration and, as such, ready to join forces with our party to rescue our nation.”
The PDP said Nigerians have seen that APC is a platform that does not care about the people and as such cannot be a place for any individual who has the interest and wellbeing of the country at heart.