Members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have mocked Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members over call for review of the dismissed petition filed by their presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The Herald earlier reported that PDP spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan disclosed the party is seeking a review at the Supreme court over verdicts in which party candidates suffered a huge loss.
This is coming after the apex court sacked David Lyon, Governor-elect and APC candidate and declared Douye Diri, the governor of Bayelsa state.
Reacting to the call for review, Lanre Issa Onilu, APC spokesman said it was high time the opposition stopped making a mockery of the judiciary. He said aggrieved PDP members should engage in ‘rice farming’ to make themselves ‘useful’ for the nation.
“The call by PDP asking the Supreme Court to review its rulings on the Presidential Election and governorship elections in Osun, Kano, Kaduna and Katsina States, has, once again, exposed the joke the opposition party has turned itself into in our nation’s political space,” he said.
“Never in the history of our democratic journey has a political party made mockery of what a responsible opposition politics entails. The PDP’s call has once again, reinforced our party’s belief that the PDP has become a clog in the wheels of our country’s political evolution.
“We believe it has been difficult for some leaders of the PDP to cope for so long outside of power. There is obviously a lot of idleness at the Wadata House Secretariat of PDP.
“At this period that our government is working hard to ensure food sufficiency in the country, we urge those jobless characters at the Wadata House to seriously consider taking up rice farming. This would make them useful for our country.”