Nigeria needs better opposition to replace PDP

Gbade Ogunwale and Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja


Nigeria needs am more vibrant opposition party than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said.

It challenged other opposition political parties to fill the gap the PDP is allegedly not fulfilling.

In a statement yesterday in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC said: “This is exactly our fear. Is this not a confirmation of APC’s earlier position that Nigeria was fast becoming a one-party state as a result of the rudderless and soulless PDP, Nigeria’s supposed main opposition party?

“No doubt, our country deserves a strong and vibrant opposition to play its conventional role in the polity and to deepen democracy. The PDP has shown crass and shocking incapacity to perform that role. As a party that believes in democracy and progressive politics, we are worried by this obvious vacuum.

“No rigorous and intelligent interrogation of the current…

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