The All Progressive Congress APC defeated the PDP in the just concluded March 28 presidential election. The party also defeated the PDP in a number of states, especially the north and south western states in the April 11 governorship elections. In view of the recent events, the PDP has accused APC for planning to use various election petitions to snatch the victories the party recorded.
In a closed door meeting, the National Working Committee on Tuesday in Abuja warned the party that, the APC are planning to use the tribunals to snatch the seats from them. The outcome of the meeting, which was contained in a communiqué read by George Sekibo, a Senator-elect from Rivers state, also said the meeting frowns at the “shameless undemocratic ways and means being displayed by the outgoing APC lawmakers in Ekiti state towards effecting an unconstitutional change in government”.
The meeting equally expressed deep concerns at what it said was the plans by the APC to make Nigeria a one-party state using an undemocratic practice and thus reverse the gains of the PDP-led administration.
The meeting which also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for being a worth sportsman towards the sustenance of democracy and peace in the country. It also congratulated all the winners on the platform of the PDP in the elections and urge them to discharge their duties and form a formidable opposition that can redirect the fortunes of the country and sustain the gains of the present democratic era led by President Jonathan
“The meeting stressed the importance of unity, peace and harmony in the party for effectiveness in its new role and warned that it will not condone agents of APC working as fifth columnists to destabilize the leadership of the party,” the communiqué said.