PDP failing as an opposition party

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is failing in its roles as the country’s main opposition party.

Aligning its reasons with the recent defection of some members of the main opposition party, the APC said Nigeria was becoming a one-party state and therefore challenged other parties to replace the PDP in playing the role of the opposition.

“It is disheartening that the PDP is pushing Nigeria into a largely one-party state. As a party that believes in democracy and progressive politics, the APC does not subscribe to this.

“We, therefore, challenge other opposition political parties to take the place of the PDP because even as the governing party, we recognize the importance of rigorous and intelligent interrogation of our policies and programmes by the opposition which the PDP has woefully failed to do,” the party wrote in a statement.

Between July and November 2020, not less than four prominent members of the PDP have dumped the party for APC, with most of them faulting the party’s leadership in their respective states.

Some members of the main opposition PDP that recently joined the…

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