The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP national convention on Saturday has been described as height of corruption that can happen in any party politics, the All Progressives Congress has said in a statement.
The APC likened the opposition party to the leopard, which, it says, cannot change its spots, saying it would be counterproductive to have PDP back in power while the party failed to conduct an ordinary convention.
APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi said: “With rrevelations of how money-for-votes and systematic rigging was brazenly perpetuated during the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, the All Progressives Congress is mindful of the popular axiom, ‘A leopard cannot change its spot.’”
The APC said the “abnormalities” that trailed the PDP National Convention have further exposed the PDP as “a party that is not ready or willing to change.”
“Indeed, the PDP has, once again, displayed itself to the generality of Nigerians that it is a party with corruption deeply rooted in its DNA.
“Again, it is tragic that the PDP which used to pride itself as the biggest political party in Africa has now been reduced to a regional party.
“By frustrating (its) South West chairmanship candidates, it is unfortunate that the PDP has decided to punish the South West for not voting for the party in 2015.
“We urge members of the PDP that can pass the integrity test to join the APC so that we can, together, bring about the much-needed change the country deserves”. (NAN)