The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to mind its own business over President Muhammadu Buhari’s delay in forming a cabinet.
The main opposition party had in a statement blamed rivalry among APC bigwigs for the delay, which it said was portraying the ruling party and the president in bad light.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu, the APC said the PDP should continue to wallow in the defeat of 2015 and 2019 general elections and the recent National Assembly leadership elections.
The statement read, “The party that was sent into a state of shock following the outcome of the National Assembly election is now accusing APC of infighting.
“The accusation is coming from the PDP that failed to rally its members to support its own candidates for principal offices at the National Assembly. Perhaps, to the delusional PDP, it is a sign of division within our rank to successfully mobilize our members behind our candidates for the National Assembly election. In other words, PDP had proved ultimate unity within its rank with several of its members disregarding the directive to vote for its adopted candidates. Here you have a party wallowing in denial.
“As contained in PDP’s latest statement, odious practices like looting, booty sharing and power-grabbing are not practices that the APC wishes to continue from the wasted PDP years. Nigerians voted against these devious practices of PDP in 2015 and 2019 and opted for Change, which APC represents. We, therefore, call on the PDP to do better as opposition by engaging our party on issues of good governance and matters that would better the lives of the people. This is the least Nigerians expect from the main opposition party.
“While the APC does not owe the PDP any explanation of the modalities for appointments, we assure Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration would always appoint deserving individuals who share our progressive ideals and Change Agenda into positions.”