The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it appreciates the support, solidarity, as well as the massive influx of Nigerians into its repositioned folds as the consensus political platform to rescue the nation from the obviously incompetent and repressive rule of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP stated that whereas the APC has completely shut its doors against the interest of Nigerians, having been totally appropriated by selfish, undemocratic and oppressive forces, the repositioned PDP remains the only viable platform where Nigerians, across board, are now coalescing to restore order, good governance and economic prosperity in Nigeria, come 2019.
In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP commended the enormous dividends being achieved by its Contact and Integration Committee led by former governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, in reaching out to like-minded persons and groups from across the six geo-political zones and 36 states of the federation, as it collectively build a strong, people-based front for the task ahead.
The party reassured all members, including existing, returning and new members, in addition to like-minded political groups and alignments from other political parties of equal opportunity and level playing ground for all to freely engage, irrespective of class, creed, ethnicity or even previous party affiliation.
The PDP restated that it remains the only political party that is completely owned and controlled by the Nigerian people; where no individual or group can claim ownership or be allowed to appropriate the interest of the generality of members.
It said: “Our determination is to continue to work with Nigerians to sustain a vigourous, nationalistic and all-inclusive political engagement that will fulfill their aspiration to restore healthy democratic culture at all levels and rescue the nation from the clutches of the anti-people APC administration.
The party, however charged all its members and indeed all Nigerians to remain united and continue to resist the antics of the sinking APC to create confusion and distract the party , particularly with fabrications in a section of the media, including laughable suggestions that some decisions have been taken regarding those willing to join ita fold.
“Our response is that none of APC’s antics at fabrications, harassment of our members, cooked-up corruption allegations, arrests, arraignments and smear campaign will distract the PDP in this all-important mandate by the generality of Nigerian citizens to be their rallying platform to rescue our nation from the economic hardship and oppression that have become the bold label of the dysfunctional APC and its Federal Government” it concluded.